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Get involved in your community

Make a difference and get involved in community life in the Borough.

Become a volunteer 

Volunteering in your community is a great way to: 

  • make new friends 
  • get new skills  
  • make a difference 

Visit the Stockton Volunteers website for information on the current opportunities in Stockton-on-Tees.  

You can also read about the approach to volunteering across Stockton-on-Tees in the Volunteering Strategy on the Catalyst website. 


Join a Community Partnership 

The Community Partnerships aim to bring together representatives from a range of sectors to champion, support and help our local communities. 

Visit our Community Partnerships page for more information. 


Make the Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network pledge 

The Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network (SFPN) is an initiative to promote the health and wellbeing of people in Stockton-on-Tees by creating a healthier food culture.  

Visit the Catalyst website to find out how you can get involved. 



 Fairtrade is about addressing poverty in the developing world through better prices. 

By buying Fairtrade certified products you're giving farmers a chance to sell their products at a stable price that covers their costs and enables them to support their families and invest in a better future. 

Stockton-on-Tees was awarded Fairtrade Borough Status in July 2007 and is now supported by a wide range of organisations and individuals including the Council, the RSPB, Durham University Queen's Campus, Vela Housing, churches, community groups, schools, restaurants and shops.

The Council supports the Fairtrade campaign by using only Fairtrade products at all official meetings. 

All of the five major Trade Unions in the Tees Valley area and the Youth Assembly have expressed their support for the Fairtrade movement. 

Visit the Stockton Fairtrade Facebook page for further information. 


Attend the Voice forum 

The Voice Forum is an open meeting for any Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisation either based in or delivering services in Stockton-on-Tees. It is an ideal forum for sharing information and discussing issues in the local community, and provides a great opportunity to network with other organisations from the Borough. 

Visit the Catalyst website events page for details of upcoming forum dates and how to join. 


Join a Residents Group

If you are interested in helping to improve your local area you can get involved in your local residents association.  

For information about groups in your local area, email us at or Catalyst at


Respond to a consultation 

All Local Authorities have a statutory duty to consult on a variety of services. We go far beyond any statutory duty and aim to consult local people on many aspects of our service planning and delivery.

For further information visit our Consultations pages 


Big Local

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1million to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities for all.

It's about bringing together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

The Big Lottery have awarded £1million to the Roseworth Ward as part of the national Big Local programme. Roseworth was recognised as an area which had missed out on special programmes over the years and this is to help redress the balance. The money, spread over 10 years, is designed to help local people and organisations to make a big, lasting difference to the community. 

Visit the Catalyst website for further information. 


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