VONNE supports both funders and organisations. We also provide opportunities for organisations to informally explore social investment.

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Funding Information North East

Funding Information North East (FINE) pulls together current funding opportunities from dozens of sources into one easy to digest update sent to you every fortnight.

It’s easy to sign up, just become a member of VONNE and register to receive FINE.

Online Funding Directory

Our online Funding Directory contains the details of over 100 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.

To find funding for your organisation, become a member of VONNE and remember to log in to our website to view the Directory.

FINE Funders

We are grateful for the support of the trusts and foundations who support the work of FINE: Barbour Foundation; Community Foundation; County Durham Community Foundation; Hadrian Trust; Sir James Knott Trust; Joicey Trust; RW Mann Trust; Rothley Trust.

North East and Cumbria Funders Network

Through the North East & Cumbria Funders Network VONNE enables funders to be better networked and informed and work together more effectively to improve and maximise their support to North East communities.

The Network meets three times a year and holds collaboration meetings to explore areas of interest or concern. To discuss joining please contact

European Funding and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

VONNE advocates on behalf of charities and voluntary organisations to ensure the replacement for European Funding, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, is fit for purpose and addresses the need for inclusive growth.

Developing a Social Investment Strategy

Thanks to funding from The Connect Fund we are engaging VCSEs and stakeholders in the North East to develop a strategy for social investment.

The project will trial new approaches to engagement and support the sector to adopt more enterprising models of operation. 

Read about our journey to supporting social investment.


As part of our aim to provide funding support to voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises and groups in our area, VONNE is now working with fundraising website easyfundraising to help organisations generate additional income.

Sign up to the free easyfundraising platform to benefit from donations when your supporters shop with leading online retailers. This is a simple way of raising funds in the background while your organisation concentrates on its day-to-day tasks.

Find out more about how your organisation could benefit on the easyfundraising website.


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