About the sector
The role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the North East is vital. 98% of our members say VONNE strengthens the voice of the sector.
There are approximately 7,200 VCSE organisations in the region and the sector is a major employer, accounting for 3% of regional employment.
Third Sector Trends Study 2020
This annual study provides a snapshot of the scale, dynamics and needs of the VCSE sector in the North East.
The latest publications, key statistics and relevant presentations are available from the Community Foundation's website.
Vital Issues is part of a national initiative promoted through UK Community Foundations to provide an insight into the issues that affect communities across the country. For each area, a Vital Issues report is produced to provide an evidence base for the area. This is then summarised in Vital Signs - a community philanthropy guide which identifies the issues that philanthropy can help to address.
Vital Signs County Durham and Darlington
County Durham Commmunity Foundation (CDCF) have produced the first County Durham & Darlington Vital Signs report. You can view the report online via the CDCF website.