By Shah Amin

Senior Staff Writer

11 June 2020

| | 2 min read


Fund Fair goes virtual

Newcastle’s annual Funding Fair will be going virtual this year.

Funding Fair goes virtual

The Funding Fair is an annual event that’s organised for the VCSE sector to access as many funding opportunities as possible.

VCSE organisations have the opportunity to talk directly to funders and discuss their projects.

But with social distancing measures still in place, the Funding Fair is going ahead as a virtual event.

This year’s event will also be joint with Gateshead and organised by Connected Voice.

Attendees will be able to access all of the information on the Connected Voice website.

Available on the website will be four different areas to access:

  • Exhibitors Area: A series of short videos from a range of funders, advice and support services that you can peruse at your leisure, recreating in virtual form the experience of looking around the exhibition stands at our traditional funding.
  • Expert Seminar Area: A series of longer videos recreating the experience of our ten-minute seminar-style briefings that proved such a popular and welcome addition to our Newcastle Funding Fair last Summer
  • Dragons' Den Showcase Area: A series of short videos showcasing the work of a range of local voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations. This will recreate the experience of the hugely enjoyable and popular Dragons' Den feature we introduced at last Autumn's Gateshead Funding Fair.
  • Funding Support and Advice Area: This will offer a simple template to help you sketch out your funding priorities in a strategic way, and to help focus your ideas for positive change into a clear, costed and compelling proposal for funding. This are will also link you into the live phone-in Funding Support and Advice Service we'll be offering from the highly skilled and experienced Connected Voice Support and Development on the day of the Fair itself.  We'll also be able to direct people from organisations outside of Newcastle and Gateshead to our friends and colleagues in neighbouring areas who are offering a similar phone-in service on the day.

There is no registration or booking for the Funding Fair and it's not just for one day. To find out more information, visit