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Sir James Knott Trust
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Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Useful links

Charity Commission for England and Wales

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is the statutory body which regulates and advises charities. The Charity Commission has a wide range of leaflets and guidance notes for charities. Their website includes a searchable register of all charities in England and Wales.

Tel: 0845 3000218.

Funding Information North East (FINE)

FINE is the North East provider of funding information to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. They provide a comprehensive package of information services covering grants, contracts and loan finance.

FINE is a Membership+ benefit of Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE). Organisations with any level of Membership+ membership with VONNE will receive a fortnightly eBulletin, FINE Online, which pulls together current funding opportunities from dozens of sources into one easy to digest update sent directly to your inbox.

Silver and Gold Membership+ gives members unlimited access to VONNE’s exclusive Online Funding Directory.
VONNE’s Funding Directory contains the details of more than 130 charitable trusts and foundations actively funding charities and community groups in the North East. Regularly reviewed and updated, you can search the Directory for areas of work, geography, type of funding and grant amount.

For more information on funding support, visit

For more information on VONNE Membership+ packages and how to join, visit

VONNE is the regional support body for the North East Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. VONNE’s community of over 1,400 members gives us a collective voice and enables us to represent our membership regionally and nationally. VONNE Membership+ packages offer organisations a range of enhanced benefits to support their work, including access to funding information.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. It is a registered charity NCVO works to support the voluntary and community sector and to create an environment in which an independent civil society can flourish.

Tel: 02077136161.

Funding Central

This is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises based in England.  It lists funding and finance opportunities plus tools and information supporting the development of a sustainable income strategy.

Voluntary organisation infrastructure organisations in the region

Durham County: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Durham Community Action: 01388 742040.
East Durham: Tel: 0191 569 3511.
Newcastle and Gateshead: Tel: 0191 232 7445.
North Tyneside: Tel: 0191 643 2626.
Northumberland: Tel: 01670 517 178.
South Tyneside: Tel: 0191 456 9551.
Wansbeck/Northumberland: Tel: 01670 858 688.

For organisations that are interested in finding out more about the range of opportunities available for social investment

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