Shortlist unveiled for North East Charity Awards 2021

The shortlist for the North East Charity Awards 2021 has been revealed, highlighting the hard work and innovative thinking of charities and social enterprises across the region.

This year’s shortlist features several VONNE Membership+ supporters, including Newcastle Building Society, Acorns, Gateshead Older People’s Assembly, the International Community Association of Sunderland, Children North East, Connected Voice, the Twisting Ducks Theatre Company and the Newcastle United Foundation.

The full shortlist is as follows:

OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT – BY LARGE COMPANIES

Accenture
The Inn Collection Group
Morrisons – Seaburn, Sunderland

OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT – BY SMALL TO MEDIUM COMPANIES

North East Vending
Poplar Tree Garden Centre
Richard Reed Solicitors

CORPORATE CHARITY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

Sarah Colvil – Newcastle Building Society
Sean Donkin – The Inn Collection
Ragen Siddell – Morrisons

UNIQUELY NORTH EAST AWARD

Acorns
Gateshead Older People’s Assembly
International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS)

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC
Back on the Map
Woodshed Workshop CIC

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL CHANGE, sponsored by Millfield House Foundation

Children North East
Thrive
Tyne & Wear Citizens

CHARITY LEADER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

Paula Edwards – Forward Assist
Lisa Goodwin MBE – Connected Voice
Dot Smith – Recovery Connections

CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Banks Group

David Ansell
Emily Burns
Lynn McManus

YOUNG CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Bradley
Lincoln Ramshaw

SMALL CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Beach Access North East
Sacriston Youth and Community Project
The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company

NORTH EAST CHARITY OF THR YEAR, sponsored by Muckle LLP

Family Help Darlington CIO
KEY Project
Newcastle United Foundation

Congratulations to all those shortlisted. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 20th, which will take place at Ramside Hall in Durham.