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Gateshead Exchange

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.

Gateshead Exchange terms and conditions

About social value

The Public Services (Social Value) Act (opens new window) came into force on 31 January 2013. It requires people who commission public services to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic, and environmental benefits for their people and communities.

At Gateshead Council we are committed to delivering social value. We want to encourage organisations to offer services and/or support across the borough, connecting suppliers with schools, colleges, community groups and VCSEs.

Current opportunities

Search our database of current offers and requests from local organisations.

You can filter your search by type of support, time commitment and area of Gateshead, which will make it easier to find options that match what you're looking for.

Search support offered

Search support wanted


How you can help

Schools, colleges, community groups and VCSEs (must be based in the borough of Gateshead)

We know it's not always easy to find or fund the support you need, so please fill in the form below to let us know exactly what your requirements are.

Request support


Your contribution could make a huge impact in Gateshead whether you give up an hour of your time, several hours a week, commit to a one-off project or give a donation.

We know that it isn't always easy to find the right organisation to support. It's also tricky to match your skill (and time) with the right recipient. Please fill in the form below to let us know how you can help.

Offer support

What happens next?

We will then match up organisations based on need and the help on offer. Take a look at some of our past success stories below for inspiration.

If you need more information, please email