Partnership working

Tees Valley Nature Partnership is itself part of many other partnerships across Tees Valley, these include:


Borderlands is a major programme of creative growth, focused on the wards of North Ormesby, Brambles and Thorntree in Middlesbrough, and Southbank and Grangetown in Redcar and Cleveland. The project will focus on significantly increasing the number of local people taking part in cultural activity as well as embedding culture as a part of Tees Valley’s approach to health, wellbeing, education and employability.

Partners include: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with Teesside University, Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, North Star Housing, Tees Valley Nature Partnership, Tees Valley Education

Climate Action Middlesbrough

The bid to the national Climate Action Fund – led by Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC), with partners including Tees Valley Nature Partnership and Middlesbrough Council – has secured £1.6m in National Lottery funding to work across sustainable food, transport, domestic energy use, waste and natural environment.

The grant will help the Climate Action Middlesbrough Partnership raise awareness of sustainable living and reduce the town’s carbon footprint. Mark Fishpool, Director of Middlesbrough Environment City, said: “With the shared enthusiasm and commitment of partners, this is our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage local communities and young people in taking action to address climate change and create a sustainable future for our town.”

Festival of Thrift

Every September inspirational speakers join forces with skill sharers and ethical traders to help place creativity at the heart of our shared sustainable future and celebrate a new way of ethical living.

Festival of Thrift positions artists as inspirers to action and encourages change through workshops, exhibitions and performances giving families the confidence to create while having fun on a budget.

Based in Redcar, building new partnerships with organisations who share the ethos and with a mission to benefit the community and advance public awareness of sustainable living.

The focus has always been on how individuals can make those small changes, the shift to thrift, that will add up to a big difference for the future of our planet, and encouraging others to join in.

The climate crisis is growing, and we all need to take action, now. In our back yards, in our living rooms, in our communities, every day. Be a part of the solution – not part of the pollution!

North East Climate Coalition

The North East Climate Coalition is a cross-sector initiative bringing the region together to tackle climate emergency, reverse ecological collapse and deliver an urgent and just transition.

The creation of the North East England Climate Coalition is our region’s contribution, on behalf of future generations, to the urgent, radical and at scale response demanded by the global climate emergency. This response calls for net-zero emissions which, if achieved, will mean that the birthplace of climate change – the North East of England – will be no longer contributing emissions, and can instead become a leader in our response to the climate emergency.

Going Green Together

Going Green Together’s mission is to support VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) groups in the North East and Cumbria to accurately address the climate crisis – helping build towards a net zero future.

Your Tees Catchment Partnership

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) is an inclusive, civil society-led initiative that works in partnership with Government, Local Authorities, water companies, businesses and more, to maximise the natural value of our environment. Your Tees Catchment Partnership is hosted and managed by the Tees Rivers Trust.




You’ve Got This

You’ve Got This is a movement that empowers people to be active in whatever way they can. We want to break down the barriers that prevent people leading active lives to improve well-being in South Tees together.

We all have a part to play, no matter who we are, where we live or what we do. Our ‘whole system approach’ targets the public directly through a You‘ve Got This campaign, but also calls on activists, visionaries and influencers like you, who can pledge to do things differently to help our communities.

Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund

With Tees Valley being one of the beneficiaries of the Government’s WCAF fund, TVNP is in close working with the local combined authority to ensure the planting of 150 hectares of woodland by 2025.