Partnership Working

YAV has developed strong partnership working with the below organisations to set up new initiatives, opportunities and activities for young people. The partnership working aims to work towards the ‘Every Child Matters’ (ECM) government framework.

YAV ensures that strong partnership support and fundraising plans are in place to deliver more diverse youth work opportunities for young people to participate in different settings in Sunderland.


International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS)

Sunderland City Council

Children’s Services

Sports Development Team

Sunderland Partnership


Durham FA

Hendon Youth Initiative

Sunderland Voluntary Sector Youth Forum

Sans Street Youth and Community Centre

Sunderland Bangladeshi Community Centre

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre

Northumbria Police

Sunderland BME Network

University of Sunderland

Sunderland Goals Centre

Thornhill School


Sunderland Inter Faith Forum (SIFF)

Unity Multicultural Organisation

Back on the Map

Sunderland Samba


I.M.P.A.C.T North East

Sunderland Carers’ Centre

Sunderland Methodist Church

NERS, North East Christian Fellowship league

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Angelou Centre

Unity Organisation

Show Racism The Red Card

FA Just Play

Centre for Good Relations

SAFC Foundation

Community College

City of Sunderland College

Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre

Imagine Creative Solutions

SP Project