Statement of Independence
Inspire South Tyneside receives funding from charitable trusts and South Tyneside Local Authority to run programmes appropriately agreed in the South Tyneside Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Strategy, provide services, support forums and engagement activities and contribute towards the general running costs. Inspire South Tyneside was created from the coming together of South Tyneside Council for Voluntary Services and HealthNet. Inspire South Tyneside will maintain the independence of these long-established organisations and will ensure that any decisions about the employment of staff and the work of the organisation complies with the aims, objectives and values of the organisation.
Inspire South Tyneside will not be influenced in its decision making by funders’ interventions. Strategic direction and overall policy is agreed by our board of trustees, who are openly elected from the membership and have fixed terms of office.
Inspire South Tyneside is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number 1167813). We are governed by trustees who are nominated and elected by our members. We have a growing membership from all sections of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in South Tyneside.
Inspire South Tyneside is a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) and other national organisations as we believe it is important to share information, disseminate good practice and influence decision-making that affects our sector. Inspire South Tyneside was established in 2017, and we have worked to make a real difference to the people and communities of South Tyneside.