Representing Sunderland's Voluntary Community Sector Since 1973


HIVE Events

The High Impact Voluntary Engagement project has a three stage approach for Sunderland's Voluntary Sector to enhance resilience following the impact of  Covid-19.

Join us for our Area and Thematic meetings, or our Training Sessions, by booking onto our events using the link below.

Our 2020 Vision:

VCAS are dedicated to supporting, promoting and enabling the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Sunderland and championing their needs. We have been the trusted VOICE of the sector for over 40 years and are passionate about supporting a vibrant, dynamic and healthy sector that will enable voluntary organisations and charities in Sunderland to thrive.

VCAS are working towards a new strategic vision with key partners across the city that include Sunderland City Council, The CCG and Gentoo. We are here to champion your voice and needs in Sunderland.

Social Updates

Sunderland VCS Covid-19 News Updates

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Community and Voluntary Sector Coronavirus Survey

24/10/20, 09:28

VCAS have summarised the results from the survey that was collected immediately to understand the impact of this current crisis on the...

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31/03/20, 12:39

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furloughed Workers If your employer and yourself wish to remain on the payroll, but there is no work...

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Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

19/03/20, 10:01

Community Fund Tyne and Wear: The Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, will award grants to local charities and community...

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Coranavirus - advice for VCSE organisations and Fundraisers

13/03/20, 11:44

Following the news that cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been confirmed in Newcastle and Sunderland, it’s important we all take...