We have developed Gateshead Exchange to help us deliver social value in Gateshead. Gateshead Exchange is designed to bring suppliers, schools, colleges, community groups and voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs) together to provide social value to the communities of Gateshead.
The concept is simple. Local voluntary organisations, social enterprises, schools and community groups submit a 'Request support' form detailing their needs. Procurers and suppliers can view this list on the Gateshead Exchange and tailor their social-value offers to the needs of Gateshead. Organisations can also help by submitting an 'Offer Support' form. By using Gateshead Exchange, we can identify the needs in Gateshead, enabling the offers of support to be focused on what is needed most to help Gateshead to thrive.