Congratulations to the North East Charity Awards 2021 winners!

The hard work and innovative thinking of charities and social enterprises across the region has been recognised at the North East Charity Awards 2021.

Among the winners were VONNE Membership+ supporters, including Newcastle Building Society, Gateshead Older People’s Assembly, and the Newcastle United Foundation, which was named Charity of the Year!

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The winners and finalists were:

 

  • OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT – BY LARGE COMPANIES
    • The Inn Collection Group – WINNER
      • Accenture – HIGHLY COMMENDED
      • Morrisons, Seaburn – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT – BY SMALL TO MEDIUM COMPANIES
    • Poplar Tree Garden Centre – WINNER
    • North East Vending – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Richard Reed Solicitors – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • CORPORATE CHARITY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
    • Sarah Colvil, Newcastle Building Society – WINNER
    • Sean Donkin, The Inn Collection – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Ragen Siddell, Morrisons – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • UNIQUELY NORTH EAST AWARD
    • Gateshead Older People’s Assembly – WINNER
    • Acorns – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS) – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD
    • Back on the Map – WINNER
    • 2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Woodshed Workshop CIC – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL CHANGE, sponsored by Millfield House Foundation
    • Thrive – WINNER
    • Children North East – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Tyne & Wear Citizens – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • CHARITY LEADER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin
    • Dot Smith, Recovery Connections – WINNER
    • Paula Edwards, Forward Assist – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Lisa Goodwin MBE, Connected Voice – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Banks Group
    • Emily Burns – WINNER
    • David Ansell – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • Lynn McManus – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • YOUNG CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
    • Charlotte Bradley – WINNER
    • Lincoln Ramshaw – WINNER
  • SMALL CHARITY OF THE YEAR
    • Beach Access North East – WINNER
    • Sacriston Youth and Community Project – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • NORTH EAST CHARITY OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Muckle LLP
    • Newcastle United Foundation – WINNER
    • Family Help Darlington CIO – HIGHLY COMMENDED
    • KEY Project – HIGHLY COMMENDED