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Increasing access to high quality specialist support for enterprise in charitable and not-for-profit organisations

Access the Expert has been set up to help frontline voluntary organisations in South Tees to secure specialist support to face development challenges in difficult times through help to:

  • consider medium and long-term opportunities 
  • devise realistic business plans 
  • identify potential new income streams 
  • improve marketing and communications 
  • produce winning tenders 
  • develop collaborative partnerships 
  • secure and run a community building.

Directory of approved providers

Search our directory of 20 approved providers, recruited because of their track record in specialisms relevant to voluntary organisations seeking to change the way they work, think outside the box, develop in new directions.

Browse Directory


Please note: The deadline for bursary applications has now passed

Apply for a bursary for up to four days consultancy from an approved provider to support your organisation in a significant area of development.

Bursaries are available only to voluntary organisations based in the local authority areas of Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

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Shared Learning

Bursary recipients will be invited to rate the support they have received and to produce a short case study about work supported to be published on this site.

Case studies

Measuring impact

Evaluation of the impact of Access the Expert since launching in September 2012, produced by Declan Baharini Consultancy on behalf of the South Tees (TLI) Partnership.

Briefing Note

Read full report here