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Social Value

Sunderland Voluntary Sector Alliance (SVSA) working in partnership with Sunderland City Council are looking to explore and develop opportunities to use Social Value creatively. The aim is to invest in community groups, local charities, and social enterprises to benefit residents and Sunderland neighbourhoods.

Social Value is becoming a valuable asset to our local communities especially when public funds are limited.  Social Value encourages smarter spending to not only deliver services but also address social, economic, and environmental issues in the local community.

By applying for these opportunities, local voluntary and community organisations can receive essential services and funding to support their goals, contribute to community welfare, and align with broader environmental and social goals.

Current Offers

·       A Home media and infrastructure company who have advertising sites nationwide are offering a two-week free digital advertising campaign on bus shelters and free-standing units throughout the City for six VCSE sector organisations in Sunderland in 2025.

·     A national company providing debt recovery services to Local Authorities across the UK are offering a cash donation of £500 to one organisation working proactively with residents to help them avoid debts, the use of loan sharks or manage existing debts in an affordable way. A variety of services or projects will be considered. This donation can be used towards core costs, capital, project funding, client expenses etc. 

·     A local Fire Safety Company is offering to supply and fit smoke detectors or install powders into kitchen areas free of charge.

·     A prominent UK company, specialising in museum, exhibition, and attraction design, is looking to generously donate to four VCSE organisations £500 to support arts and culture.

All applicants must be a member of Sunderland Voluntary Sector Alliance. Please follow the link to complete your application form - Become a member - Sunderland Voluntary Sector Alliance (

Please email if you are interested in applying for one of these opportunities.


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