About us

VONNE is the support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in the North East of England. We represent over 800 member charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, networks and social enterprises from across the region with further reach through our many networks. Why not join us and become a member?

VONNE's vision is that charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises make a distinct and sustained contribution to the economic and social development of the North East of England. 

VONNE's mission

To support and promote a thriving effective sector of charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises (VCSE) in the North East of England.

VONNE's strategic aims

1. To be the expert source of knowledge and intelligence on the sector in the North East.
2. To be a source of information to the sector on issues and opportunities that impact on it.
3. To raise the North East sector profile and be a leading voice for it.
4. To support external stakeholders to effectively engage and collaborate with the sector.
5. To support the sector to be effective, ambitious and enterprising.
6. VONNE also aims to be an effective and sustainable organisation.

VONNE's values

  • Striving for excellence
  • Transparency
  • Inclusivity and fairness
  • Learning and sharing

VONNE is a registered charity (registered number 1084083) and a company limited by guarantee (registered number 4061592).  VONNE is VAT registered (number 194251990).

VONNE is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set
independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage.