Groups to get help with bid

Voluntary and community groups in North Tyneside are being given the unique opportunity to help them bid for money to sustain and transform the heritage of the borough.

North Tyneside VODA has teamed up with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and it is holding a special event to give local groups and organisations from the borough the chance to meet the funder.

The informal event takes place on Wednesday, May 21, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at VODA, the Shiremoor Centre, Earsdon Road, Shiremoor.

Representatives from HLF will be on hand during the event to discuss project ideas, the application process and answer questions about the fund with community and voluntary groups.

Staff from VODA will also be in attendance and will be sharing their knowledge of the Heritage Lottery funded projects, including Yours Sincerely, a First World War commemorative project focusing on the changing roles of families in North Tyneside as a result of the conflict.

Space at the event is limited so booking is essential.

To register, contact VODA on (0191) 643 2626 or email