MVDA was established in 2002 as the primary infrastructure organisation for Middlesbrough's voluntary and community sector (VCS). Our role is to support, promote and develop local voluntary and community action and we do this by:
providing practical Development support (including funding) managing Middlesbrough Volunteer Centre supporting the VCS to engage at a strategic level through our Planning and Partnership Team enabling the sector to work together through meetings and training and events advocating for the VCS through membership of planning forums and liaison with public bodies promoting good practice in meeting the needs of all Middlesbrough's people through, for example, our LGBT Inclusion project raising the profile of the VCS through research and other short-term projects.
Our services are open to all voluntary and community organisations in Middlesbrough, regardless of whether they are members. Many of our services are free; some are subject to a small charge to cover costs.