About Tees Valley Volunteering Challenge – outcomes and next steps


The capacity of social organisations to deliver services can be limited without volunteers with the skills and abilities to further the organisations objectives. Engaging volunteers requires new approaches based on younger demographics, and the way in which they wish to engage.

Can partnerships between the VCSE and corporate sector bring innovation, to transform and disrupt the norm?

Over the past months we’ve been working on how best to connect large commercial organisations with voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSE). The aim is to develop innovative opportunities for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to improve volunteering, engagement and VCSE development.

Join our online session where the findings of the Tees Valley Business Challenge volunteering co-creation sessions will be presented. Hear from the voluntary sector organisations and large businesses who have been engaged in the process, the outcomes to date, and the next steps for the programme to create new ways of working for the future.

The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and innovative approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

Tees Valley Business Challenge is being delivered in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority by Edge Innovation, working with RTC North, AHSN-NENC, Dynamo, NEPIC, VONNE and Teesside University.

Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Edge Innovation Ltd

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Friday 30th September 2022

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10:00 – 11:00

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