Charity Commission for England and Wales
The Charity Commission for England and Wales is the statutory body which regulates and advises charities. The Charity Commission has a wide range of leaflets and guidance notes for charities. Their website includes a searchable register of all charities in England and Wales.
Tel: 0870 333 0123. Website:

Funding Information North East (FINE)
FINE is an organisation that researches potential sources of funding for the voluntary and community sector in the North East region. Their website has a wealth of information and advice on fund raising. It is now based within VONNE.
Tel: (0191) 233 2000 Website:

Voluntary Organisations' Network North East (VONNE)
VONNE is the regional voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation for North East England. It facilitates links between voluntary and community groups and other relevant bodies, and promotes the role and potential of the sector in regional matters.
Tel: 0191 233 2000. Website:

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)
National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service is a network of over 350 CVS and other local voluntary and community organisations throughout England. They support and advise community and voluntary sector organsations.
Tel: 0114 278 6636. Website:

There are 19 CVS in the North East Region which can give you advice and support on fundraising. A selection of CVS centres in the region is listed below.

Community and Voluntary Action Blyth Valley: Tel: 01670 353 623. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chester-le-Street: Tel: 0191 389 1960. Website:

Derwentside: Tel: 01207 218855. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Durham: Durham Community Action Tel: 01388 742040 Website:
East Durham Community Development Trust: Tel: 0191 5693511 Email: info@eastdurhamtrust

Gateshead: Contact Newcastle CVS, below
Hartlepool: Tel: 01429 262 641. Website:
Hexham: Tel: 01434 601 201. Website:
Newcastle: Tel: 0191 232 7445. Website:
North Tyneside: Tel: 0191 200 8555. Website:
Northumberland: Tel: 01670 517 178. Website:
South Tyneside: Tel: 0191 456 9551. Website:
Spennymoor: Tel: 01388 811 115. Website:
Sunderland: Tel: 0191 565 1566. Website:
Teesdale and Wear Valley: Tel: 01388 762 220. Website:
Wansbeck Tel: 01670 858 688. Website: