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. www.charitycommission.gov.uk
Funding Information North East (FINE)
FINE researches potential sources of funding for the voluntary and community sector in the North East region. It produces a useful publication ‘The North East Guide to Grants for Voluntary Organisations’ which is usually available in local libraries and voluntary infrastructure support organisations or may be obtained directly from VONNE. Tel: 0191 233 2000 www.vonne.org.uk
Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE)
VONNE is the voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation for North East England. It facilitates links between voluntary and community groups and other relevant bodies, and promotes the role and potential of the sector in regional matters.
Tel: 0191 233 2000. www.vonne.org.uk
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. www.ncvo.org.uk
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. www.fundingcentral.org.uk
Voluntary organisation infrastructure organisations in the region
Durham County: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.durhamvoice.org.uk
Durham Community Action: 01388 742040. www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk
East Durham: Tel: 0191 569 3511. www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk
Gateshead: Tel: 0191 691 1111. www.cvsnewcastle.org.uk/gateshead
Newcastle: Tel: 0191 232 7445. www.cvsnewcastle.org.uk
North Tyneside: Tel: 0191 643 2626. www.voda.org.uk
Northumberland: Tel: 01670 517 178. www.ca-north.org.uk
South Tyneside: Tel: 0191 456 9551. www.inspiresouthtyneside.co.uk
Wansbeck/Northumberland: Tel: 01670 858 688. www.northumberlandcva.org.uk