on 01642 213852 to receive a personal invitation to one of the events and to receive a free gift in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday.
"TVRCC is delighted to be working with partners from the wider voluntary sector, South Tees NHS Foundation Hospitals Trust and Redcar and Cleveland Council to bring some joined up working which will support this."
If you would like to be a volunteer, ring TVRCC on 01642 213852.
development worker Steve Metcalf said: "It's more than PS220,000 and is a great opportunity to expand what we now do in East Cleveland villages to the rest of the Tees Valley."
At the first meeting, from 6-8pm at Carlton Village Hall, Doff Pollard, chief officer of TVRCC
will give a presentation: The Big Society and You -What are the implications for people in rural Stockton-on-Tees?
The new competition to find Britain's best small communities is being run locally by Tees Valley Rural Community Council (TVRCC
), with prizes of pounds 300 and pounds 200 for two successful villages in each area.
Entries are wanted for the Calor Building Community Life competition, run by Tees Valley Rural Community Council (TVRCC
health development officer Janice McColm, who is co-ordinating the event, said: "The aim is to enable local groups to learn about the health projects taking place and ensure people are aware of our free services."