Funding and Support

Funding Information North East (FINE) provides funding information to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. We provide a comprehensive package of information services covering a wide range of funders and funding programmes, including grants, contracts and loan finance.

We also run networks for funders and infrastructure staff.


European Funding

We provide comprehensive information on the funding opportunities available directly from Europe, covering the range of  targeted investment programmes, as well as new EU Structural and Investment Funds. Support for VCSE organsations.

View our European Funding pages

Other support is available to the VCSE sector through local development agencies - see our full list of local support organisations across the North East.


FINE Partners

FINE is a partnership project supported by Durham Community Action, Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency and VODA North Tyneside.


Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency 

FINE also receives strategic support and funding from Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

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FINE Funders

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

  • Barbour Foundation
  • Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
  • County Durham Community Foundation
  • Hadrian Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • Joicey Trust
  • RW Mann Trust
  • Rothley Trust