Funding and Support

Funding Information North East (FINE) provides funding information to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

FINE has developed resources and networks to support the VCSE sector to understand and access different funding options.

FINE EBulletin

This fortnightly ebulletin covers grant, procurement and other income generation opportunities and information.

Membership+ holders can subscribe by creating a user account on the VONNE website (click 'Log In' at top of screen), entering your organisation name and subscribing under the 'My Account' page.

Online Funding Directory

Our popular publication, the North East Guide to Grants for Voluntary Organisations is now available as an online directory, fully revised and updated and with search functionality based on locality, type of funding, area of work, etc.

How to Access the FINE EBulletin and Online Directory

The FINE ebulletin and access to the Online Funding Directory are exclusively available through our enhanced membership package Membership+, which also includes other benefits such as discounted job advertising and invites to networking events.

Fees depend on your organisation’s turnover, Membership+ Bronze is free for small organisations with a turnover of less than £50,000.

Visit our Membership page to sign up for Membership+.

Funding Resources

FINE have compiled and developed a number of briefings with useful information and advice to help navigate the world of funding and income generation, including 'Jargon Busters' to help demystify the process. Visit our Resources section to view and download.

Information about other forms of funding are available on these webapges, please visit the relevant section for information about social investment and european funding.

Networks

FINE has helped develop a North East Funders' Network and host Local Infrastructure Support Events.

  • The North East Funders' Network aims to enable 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 the Network please contact Carol.Botten@vonne.org.uk.

  • The Local Infrastructure Support Events aim to bring together key infrastructure staff working directly with VCSE groups and organisations to enable them to connect and share local information and activity, communicate with funders and identify potential trends and collaboration opportunities.

To discuss joining these events please contact Anne.Fry@vonne.org.uk

FINE Partners

FINE is a partnership project supported by the following organisations:

      Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency 

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FINE Funders

FINE is also supported by a number of local trusts and foundations:

  • Barbour Foundation
  • County Durham Community Foundation
  • Hadrian Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • Joicey Trust
  • RW Mann Trust
  • Rothley Trust