Westfield Farm,The Green,Dormanstown, TS10 5NA

'RCVDA exists to support, promote and develop volunteering and the voluntary sector in the borough of Redcar & Cleveland, in order that individuals and local groups can grow in confidence and skill and communities as a whole are sustained and enriched.'

Since it was formed in 1984, RCVDA has been at the heart of community activity in the borough of Redcar & Cleveland playing a significant part in the development of the many community and voluntary groups throughout the borough.

Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of Trustees. We are an independent organisation supporting the development of the voluntary and community sector locally.

What does RCVDA do?

RCVDA provides a wide range of support and services to groups, helping those who are starting up as well as groups that are well established. We are committed to equal opportunities and to making our services relevant and accessible to smaller, community based groups.

In addition to support for groups, some of our services are directed to individuals, particularly volunteers and we help recruit and place volunteers within local organisations.

We also have an intermediary role, supporting and facilitating group working between voluntary and community groups with statutory bodies and helping ensure that the interests and concerns of the voluntary and community sector are properly represented.

We promote consultation and policy involvement by the voluntary and community sector through a wide range of local partnerships including the Local Strategic Partnership. We liaise with a range of statutory bodies such as the local authority and health agencies and influence policy development at a local and regional level.

RCVDA is a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and delivers a wide range of services and support under the following core functions:

*Services and support *Development work *Strategic partnerships *Representation *Liaison