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Directory of Support Provision for Community Enterprises in County Durham

(Last updated: August 2020)
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Sector Community Services
Organisation Area Action Partnerships
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Website www.durham.gov.uk/article/1960/About-AAPs
Facebook www.facebook.com/Durham-Area-Action-Partnership-632487676856975/
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Comments County Durham Area Action Partnerships (AAPs). AAPs are partnerships that consist of members of the public, representatives for Durham County Council, town and parish councils, police, fire, health, housing, business, university and voluntary organisations. AAPs work with communities and organisations to meet the needs of the community; allocate funding to local organisations and support their development; monitor the difference that funding and support makes to communities; and provide a mechanism for local involvement. There are 14 AAPs in the county. Details of the areas these AAPs serve can be found at: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/1960/About-AAPs
 
Sector Community Services
Organisation County Durham Partnership
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Website www.countydurhampartnership.co.uk/
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Comments The County Durham Partnership is made up of key public, private and voluntary sector organisations, that work together to improve the quality of life for the people within County Durham. The Partnership has five core themes covering: Children and Families; Economic Development; Health and Wellbeing; Environment; Community Safety. Details under each theme can be found on the Partnership website.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Arts Council North
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Contact via form on website under Contact Us
Tel Num 0161 934 4317
Mobile
Address Arts Council England, Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle NE1 3PJ
Website www.artscouncil.org.uk
Facebook
Twitter https://twitter.com/ace_national
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Comments The Arts Council supports arts, museums and libraries through funding, as well as providing other services to support their development. From 2018-22 they will invest around £580 million per year in organisations and artists, in addition to helping them develop the talent, production and distribution of their work. They provide expert advice, promote partnerships, encourage new ways of working and support emerging and established talent.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation County Durham Community Foundation - Community Arts & Culture Small Grants
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@cdcf.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 378 6340
Mobile
Address Victoria House, Whitfield Court, St John’s Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8XL
Website cdcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/grants-for-groups/community-arts-culture-small-grants/
Facebook facebook.com/CountyDurhamCF/?ref=mf
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Comments The aim of the Community Arts & Culture Grants Scheme is to support community organisations in County Durham seeking to develop and deliver high quality cultural experiences, which increase participation in the arts. The project is an initiative by Durham County Council (DCC) Culture & Sport service which is match funded by the Foundation. Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Culture Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail www.culturedurham.org.uk
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Address Culture Durham, Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH
Website www.culturedurham.org.uk
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Comments Culture Durham is a partnership open to all arts and heritage organisations and practitioners in County Durham. It exists to help create the conditions for culture to thrive in County Durham. The Partnership aims to: * provide a collective voice for culture * improve the coordination of the county’s cultural activity * help encourage opportunities for collaboration, which could be anything from artists working on new commissions as part of an international festival to a community group linking up with a new cultural partners to develop a project. The Partnership aims to: * provide a collective voice for culture * improve the coordination of the county’s cultural activity * help encourage opportunities for collaboration, which could be anything from artists working on new commissions as part of an international festival to a community group linking up with a new cultural partners to develop a project.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Daisy Arts
Contact Name Jane Crawford, Managing Director
Contact E-mail info@daisyarts.org
Tel Num 01388 604961
Mobile 07855 496106
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Website daisyarts.org
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Comments Daisy Arts aims to provide art activities and arts opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, in schools and through community settings. It undertakes major events and installations, working collaboratively and in partnership with other voluntary and community groups, as well as statutory organisations. This allows us to provide a source of employment for local artists, mentoring and training opportunities for volunteers and develop the talents of young artists wishing to gain experience in the field of the Arts.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Design Network North
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@designnetworknorth.org
Tel Num 0191 516 4400
Mobile
Address Northern Design Centre, Abbot's Hill, Gateshead, NE8 3DF
Website www.designnetworknorth.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/Design-Network-North-172454039606433/
Twitter twitter.com/DesignNetNorth
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Comments Design Network North provides advice, networking events and information to firms using design in their business.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Generator
Contact Name
Contact E-mail mail@generator.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 231 4016
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Address Generator North East, Cluny Annex, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ
Website generator.org.uk/business-growth-pipeline
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Comments Generator delivers a business support programme for high-growth firms in the north east of England. A specialist support programme for creative firms is also available.
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Imagine Creative Solutions
Contact Name Liam Richardson
Contact E-mail contact@imaginecreativesolutions.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 447 7500
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Address 1 Moor Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 2JH
Website www.imaginecreativesolutions.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/imaginecreativesolutions
Twitter twitter.com/imcreativesol
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Comments Imagine is a North East based creative hub specialising in both digital media, print design and also publish a wide range of publications. Imagine offers a complete service design agency, developing creative campaigns across both print and digital based promotional platforms
 
Sector Creative
Organisation Jack Drum Arts
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@jackdrum.co.uk
Tel Num 01388 765002
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Address St Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, County Durham, DL15 9DN
Website jackdrum.co.uk/
Facebook facebook.com/jackdrumarts
Twitter twitter.com/jackdrumuk
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Comments Jack Drum can devise and create bespoke Artsa projects for local organisations and communiites. They will design projects that suit needs and budgetary requirements. Thay have a pool of experienced, associate artists who have a wide range of skills and areas of expertise with which to deliver projects.
 
Sector Energy
Organisation Durham County Council Business Energy Efficiency Project
Contact Name
Contact E-mail beep@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 0300 026 5547
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Address
Website beep.co.uk/net
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Twitter twitter.com/DCCBEEP
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Comments The Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) supports County Durham organisations who wish to make financial savings through energy efficiency and energy generation. It provides a fully funded and independent audit to identify where financial savings can be made. BEEP can also offer a grant to help towards the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment. The grant is available on a first come, first served basis and can only be accessed if you have received a BEEP energy audit. NOTE: The free audit offer expires in September 2019.
 
Sector Energy
Organisation Great Annual Savings
Contact Name Stuart Graham
Contact E-mail via webform: greatannualsavings.com/contact-us/
Tel Num 0191 500 5587
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Address Great Annual Savings Group, Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham,Co Durham SR7 7TT
Website greatannualsavings.com/
Facebook facebook.com/greatannualsavings
Twitter twitter.com/The_GAS_Group
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Comments Advice on energy management including energy suppliers and hardware. Good working knowledge of the Voluntary and Community Sector.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation B2B North - Durham Business Opportunities Programme
Contact Name Gary Stone
Contact E-mail garry@b2bnorth.co.uk
Tel Num 01665 605514
Mobile 07513 122823
Address School House, Dispensary Street, Alnwick, NE66 1LS
Website http://www.b2bnorth.co.uk
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Comments Support programme funded by Durham County Council and ERDF targeting SMEs within County Durham. Funded until September 2019.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Business Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@businessdurham.co.uk
Tel Num 03000 261261
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Address Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Website www.businessdurham.co.uk/inward-investment-county-durham
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Comments Business Durham provides advice, market research and information to help firms expand in or relocate to County Durham. It also manages a portfolio of commercial premises that provide office, industrial, laboratory and factory space for start-ups and small firms. Business Durham runs free monthly networking events for local small business owners.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation CDC Enterprise Agency
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@cdcenterpriseagency.com
Tel Num 0191 389 2648
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Address CDC Enterprise Agency, Mile House, Bridge End,Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, DH3 3RA
Website www.cdcenterpriseagency.com
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Comments Covering Chester-le-Street, Consett, Durham & Stanley from offices in Chester-le-Street and Consett, CDC Enterprise Agency offers business support and guidance to individuals looking to start or grow a business. It providing confidential advice, coaching, training courses/workshops, access to funding advice, networking group and events.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Derwentside Enterprise Agency
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@derwentsideenterprise.co.uk
Tel Num 01207 580011
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Address Derwentside Enterprise Agency CIC, Office 5, Consett Innovation Centre, Ponds Court Business Park, Genesis Way, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 5XP
Website www.derwentsideenterprise.co.uk
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Comments Derwentside Enterprise Agency provides business support, advice and training to start ups and small firms in Consett, Stanley and Lanchester
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation East Durham Business Service
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@edbs.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 586 3366
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Address Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, SR8 2QJ & Spectrum 7, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, SR7 7TT
Website edbs.co.uk
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Comments East Durham Business Service (EDBS) provides advice and training to start ups and established firms in Easington, Peterlee and Seaham
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Enabling Enterprise, Durham Community Action
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk
Tel Num 01388 742040
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Address 9 St Stephen's Court, Low Willington, Crook, Co. Durham, DL15 0BF
Website www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/enabling-enterprise.html
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Comments Enabling Enterprise, operated by Durham Community Action, provides advice, training and information to help social enterprises start up and grow
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Enterprise Revolution
Contact Name
Contact E-mail join@enterpriserevolution.co.uk
Tel Num 01642 061069
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Address Middlesbrough Office Boho 6, Suite 4 Crown House, 5 Linthorpe Road ,Middlesbrough TS1 1RE
Website www.enterpriserevolution.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/EnterpriseRevolution/
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Comments Enterprise Revolution is a business start up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part funded by European Regional Development Fund - Delivery partner within the Business Compass Start Up project.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Five Lamps
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@fivelamps.org.uk
Tel Num 01642 608316
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Address Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 7DJ
Website www.fivelamps.org.uk
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Comments Five Lamps provides advice and training to early-stage firms across the north east of England.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Newcastle University Business School - Captured Programme
Contact Name Jo Singh or Fiona Whitehurst
Contact E-mail captured@ncl.ac.u
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Address 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne,NE1 4SE
Website www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/captured
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Comments The Captured Programme allows small SMEs to access support from experienced managers from larger local companies. It offers 4 half-day support workshops spread over two months offering targeted input. It appears that Captured is mainly focused upon the private SME/micro business sector but this is not specifically stated.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation North East Business and Innovation Centre
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@ne-bic.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 516 6200
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Address Wearfield, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website www.ne-bic.co.uk
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Comments The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) provides advice and training to start ups and small business owners across the north east of England
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation North East England Chamber of Commerce
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@neechamber.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 303 6322
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Address Aykley Heads Business Centre Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS
Website www.neechamber.co.uk
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Comments North East England Chamber of Commerce provides business advice, information, networking events and international trade services to firms across the north east of England.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation North East Growth Hub
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@northeastgrowthhub.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 456 3565
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Address No address - online service only
Website www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/
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Comments The North East Growth Hub is an online resource that provides signposting to sources of business advice, support, events and funding for start ups and small firms across the north east of England
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation PNE Enterprise
Contact Name
Contact E-mail bss@pne.org
Tel Num 0191 230 6410
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Address PNE Enterprise, 7-15 Pink Lane, Newcastle, NE1 5DW
Website www.pne-enterprise.org
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Twitter @pne_enterprise
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Comments PNE Enterprise provides support, advice and training to start ups and small business owners across the north east of England
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation South Durham Enterprise Agency
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@theenterpriseagency.co.uk
Tel Num 01388 776 688
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Address Innovation House, 26 Longfield Road, South Church Enterprise Park, DL14 6XB
Website www.theenterpriseagency.co.uk
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Comments South Durham Enterprise Agency provides advice, training and workspace to start ups and small firms in Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Segefield, Weardale and Teesdale
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation TEDCO Business Support Ltd
Contact Name
Contact E-mail hello@tedco.org
Tel Num 0191 516 6102
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Address North East Business & Innovation Centre, Wearfield, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website www.tedco.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/TedcoLtd
Twitter TEDCOBusinessSupport@TEDCOLTD
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Comments TEDCO provides start-up support and training to people with business ideas, start ups and early stage firms. Works across the Region.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Tees Valley Business Compas
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Not supplied
Tel Num 0300 456 3565
Mobile
Address Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QY
Website www.teesbusinesscompass.co.uk
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Twitter Business Compass@Tees_Compass
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Comments Tees Valley Business Compass provides signposting to sources of business advice, support, events and funding for start ups and established firms in the Tees Valley area.
 
Sector Enterprise Agencies
Organisation Transmit Enterprise
Contact Name
Contact E-mail robert@transmitenterprise.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 490 9328
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Address Gateshead International Business Centre, Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1AN
Website www.transmitenterprise.co.uk
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Comments Transmit Enterprise provides business advice, support and access to funding to start ups, early stage firms and social enterprises across the Region. They represent Enterprise Nation in the North of England.
 
Sector Exporting
Organisation Business Durham
Contact Name Andrea McGuigan
Contact E-mail enquiries@businessdurham.co.uk
Tel Num 03000 261255
Mobile
Address Second Floor, Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS
Website https://businessdurham.co.uk/business-engagement-county-durham/thinking-about-exporting
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Comments Advice available to Durham enterprises on support for exporting services and products.
 
Sector Exporting
Organisation DIT North East
Contact Name
Contact E-mail northeast@mobile.trade.gov.uk
Tel Num 0345 136 0169
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Address DIT North East, Aykley Heads Business Centre, Durham DH1 5TS
Website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ukti-teams-in-the-english-regions/ukti-north-east-helping
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Comments DIT North East provides advice and support to help firms start exporting and expanding into new markets.
 
Sector Exporting
Organisation Enterprise Europe Network
Contact Name
Contact E-mail contact@enterprise-europe.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 123 3066
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Address On-line programme
Website https://enterprise-europe.co.uk/
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Comments Enterprise Europe Network connects small firms in the region with partners across Europe to help them commercialise their ideas and develop new markets for their products and services.
 
Sector Exporting
Organisation RAW Digital Training - Export Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Isaac@rawdigital.training
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Website www.rawdigital.training/digitalexportdurham/
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Comments A digital training and development agency that (amongst other activities) targets facilitating exporting through digital approaches. National services based in Stockton.
 
Sector Exporting
Organisation RTC North
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Contact via website form
Tel Num 0191 516 4400
Mobile
Address Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XB
Website www.rtcnorth.co.uk/
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Comments RTC North runs support programmes to help start ups and small firms commercialise new products and services, and expand into new international markets.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Business Enterprise Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@befund.org
Tel Num 0800 080 3145
Mobile
Address Belasis Business Centre, Belasis Hall Technology Park, Coxwold Way, Billingham, Teesside, TS23 4EA
Website www.befund.org
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Comments Business Enterprise Fund provides loans of up to £25,000 to start ups and up to £150,000 to established firms in the north east.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Community Business Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail cbf@weareumi.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 1240444
Mobile
Address Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, SR7 7TT
Website https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UMiCommunity
Twitter https://twitter.com/UMiCommunity
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Comments The fund is designed to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. This could be through increasing trading income, securing an asset or significantly reducing revenue costs. Grants of £50,000 – £300,000 are available to cover: * Capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs. * Project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Durham 4 Community
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Website www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/durhamcc
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Comments Funding search site for VCSE organisations.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Durham Coast and Lowlands LEADER
Contact Name
Contact E-mail durhamcoastandlowlands@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 03000 266 894
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Address
Website www.durham.gov.uk/article/6571/Durham-Coast-and-Lowlands-LEADER
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Comments Durham Coast and Lowlands LEADER provides grants of more than £2,500 to small and micro businesses. Funding is available for projects that support farm productivity and diversification, tourism, the provision of rural services, and cultural and heritage activity.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Enterprise Answers
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@enterpriseanswers.co.uk
Tel Num 01768 867 118
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Address The Office, Mardale Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9EH
Website www.enterpriseanswers.co.uk/finance
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Comments Enterprise Answers provides loans from £5,000 to £100,000 to start ups and small firms in County Durham
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Five Lamps
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@fivelamps.org.uk
Tel Num 01642 608316
Mobile
Address Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 7DJ
Website www.fivelamps.org.uk
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Comments Five Lamps provides loans of up to £25,000 to start ups and up to £100,000 to established firms in the northeast
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Growth Programme
Contact Name Need to download guidance at website.
Contact E-mail
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Address On-line only
Website www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme
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Comments The Growth Programme provides grants of more than £35,000 to support business growth and job creation in the north east of England. Funding is available for business start-up and development, food processing and tourism projects.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Impact Loans England
Contact Name
Contact E-mail investmentenquiries@bigissueinvest.com
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Address Big Issue Invest, 113-115 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HH
Website bigissueinvest.com/impactloansengland
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Comments Impact Loans England provides loans from £20,000 to £150,000 to social enterprises in the northeast. It is the Soial investment arm of The Big Issue Group
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Key Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@thekeyfund.co.uk
Tel Num 0330 202 0559
Mobile
Address 9-12 Jessops Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield S9 2RX
Website www.thekeyfund.co.uk
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Comments Key Fund provides loans of up to £150,000 to social enterprises in the north east.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation NBSL
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@nbsl.org.uk
Tel Num 01670 813322
Mobile
Address NBSL, 6 Esther Court, Wansbeck Business Park, Rotary Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland , NE63 8AP
Website nbsl.org.uk/nebsf
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Comments NBSL provides grants of up to £2,800 to small firms in County Durham
 
Sector Finance
Organisation North Durham Community Led Local Development (CLLD)
Contact Name Gemma Dobson, North Durham CLLD Co-ordinator
Contact E-mail Northdurhamclld@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 07384 247356
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Address
Website www.durham.gov.uk/northdurhamCLLD
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Comments Grants available to support local activities including those by Community Enterprises. Minimum grant value is £10,000 with 40% match required from applicants. Available only to organisation is in Chester le Street, Pelton Fell, Whitehills and Pelton, Sacriston, South Stanley, Craghead around the outskirts of Annfield Plain and Harelaw. Projects must demonstrate that activity targets the most deprived areas and priority will be given to activity targeting the top 20% deprived wards. Eligibility map is at www.durham.gov.uk/northdurhamclld. 5 priority themes cover: Sustainable Communities, Enhancing Economic Inclusion, Stimulating Entrepreneurialism, Enterprising Spaces, and Developing Growth & Enterprise.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation North East Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@northeastfund.org
Tel Num 0191 211 2300
Mobile
Address 5th Floor, West One, Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PA
Website www.northeastfund.org
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Comments The North East Fund is a £120m investment programme available to SMEs and Community Enterprises across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. There are five funds – each with a different investment focus and where the organisation sits on the growth curve. Funds are mainly loans not grants.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation North East Social Investment Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail hello@northstarventures.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 229 2770
Mobile
Address Northstar Ventures, 5th Floor, Maybrook House, 27-35 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE
Website www.northstarventures.co.uk/our-funds/social-investment-fund/north-east-social-investmentfund
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Comments The North East Social Investment Fund provides investments from £100,000 to £1 million.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation South Durham Community Led Local Development (CLLD)
Contact Name Peter Garrod, South Durham CLLD Co-ordinator
Contact E-mail Peter.garrod2@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 07384247365 / 03000
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Address
Website www.durham.gov.uk/southdurhamclld
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Comments Grants available to support local activities including those by Community Enterprises. Minimum grant value is £10,000 with 40% match required from applicants. Available only to organisation is in Bishop Auckland, Coundon, Leeholme, Shildon, Spennymoor, St Helen Auckland or West Auckland. Projects must demonstrate that activity targets the most deprived areas and priority will be given to activity targeting the top 20% deprived wards. Eligibility map is at www.durham.gov.uk/southdurhamclld. 5 priority themes cover: Sustainable Communities, Enhancing Economic Inclusion, Stimulating Entrepreneurialism, Enterprising Spaces, and Developing Growth & Enterprise.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation TEDCO Business Support Ltd
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquire@tedco.org
Tel Num 0191 516 6102
Mobile
Address North East Business & Innovation Centre, Wearfield, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website www.tedco.org
Facebook
Twitter TEDCOBusinessSupport@TEDCOLTD
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Comments TEDCO provides start-up loans of up to £25,000 to firms that have
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Tees Valley & Vale of Mowbray LEADER (Combined Authority)
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk
Tel Num 01642 524400
Mobile
Address Tees Valley Combined Authority, Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6QY
Website teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/open-funding-opportunities/leader
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Comments Tees Valley & Vale of Mowbray LEADER provides grants to help rural enterprises in the Tees, Valley start up, diversify and expand
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Tees Valley Catalyst Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@fwcapital.co.uk?
Tel Num 0191 269 6969
Mobile
Address Clavering House, ?Clavering Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NG
Website www.fwcapital.co.uk/funds-we-manage/tees-valley-catalyst-fund.aspx
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Comments Tees Valley Catalyst Fund provides debt investments from £100,000 to £2 million to help firms bid for new contracts. Region-wide.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation The Rural Business Growth Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num 0191 338 7420
Mobile
Address North East Local Enterprise Partnership, 1 St James Gates, Newcastlle, NE1 4AD
Website nelep.co.uk/business-growth/rural-growth-network
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Comments The Rural Business Growth Fund provides grants from £10,000 to £60,000 to help small rural enterprises expand and diversify
 
Sector Finance
Organisation Transmit Start-Ups
Contact Name
Contact E-mail robert@transmitenterprise.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 490 9328
Mobile
Address Gateshead International Business Centre, Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1AN
Website www.transmitenterprise.co.uk/start-up-support/start-up-loans
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Comments Transmit Start-Ups provides loans of up to £25,000 to start ups that have been trading for less than 24 months.
 
Sector Finance
Organisation UK Steel Enterprise
Contact Name
Contact E-mail north@uksteelenterprise.co.uk
Tel Num 01642 777888
Mobile
Address The Innovation Centre, Vienna Court, Kirkleatham Business Park, Redcar TS10 5SH
Website www.uksteelenterprise.co.uk
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Comments UK Steel Enterprise provides loans of more than £25,000 and equity investments of up to £750,000 to start ups and growing firms across the north east of England.
 
Sector Governance
Organisation Association of Chairs
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Via form on website
Tel Num 020 7898 9728
Mobile
Address Association of Chairs, Keyboards & Dreams, Second Floor Rear Building, 34-35 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8DX
Website www.associationofchairs.org.uk/
Facebook
Twitter twitter.com/assocofchairs
LinkedIn
Comments A (paid) membership organisation that supports Chairs / Vice Chairs of charities and social enterprises in England and Wales. The Association aims to support Chairs to lead good governance and run an effective trustee board. The Association offers: • Peer networking • Chair-focused seminars, speakers and briefings • Resources specifically for Chairs and Vice Chairs • A regular e-newsletter • Research, insight and analysis • A voice for Chairs
 
Sector Grant Funding
Organisation County Durham Community Foundation
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@cdcf.org.uk
Tel Num 01913786340
Mobile
Address Victoria House, Whitfield Court, St John’s Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8XL
Website www.cdcf.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/CountyDurhamCF/
Twitter twitter.com/CountyDurhamCF
LinkedIn
Comments County Durham Community Foundation manages over 200 charitable funds from which they are able to award millions of pounds in grants to the local community each year. They are a partner for many philanthropic businesses and local people offering a fund management service that enables Funds to give back to their local community with as much or as little involvement as they desire. Advice and application for these funds available from CDCF.
 
Sector Grant Funding
Organisation Durham 4 Community
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
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Address
Website www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/durhamcc
Facebook
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LinkedIn
Comments Funding search site for VCSE organisations. Linked to Durham County Council.
 
Sector Grant Funding
Organisation Funding Central
Contact Name
Contact E-mail fundingcentralhelp@ncvo.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile
Address
Website www.fundingcentral.org.uk/default.aspx
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Funding Central is run by a partnership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Idox. (Note Idox runs a County Durham version called Durham 4 Communities). Funding Central contains a useful database of grant funders searchable through a filtering process to identify the most appropriate funders for your project needs. Funding Central is free for organisations with an annual income of under £100,000
 
Sector Grant Funding
Organisation VONNE - Funding Information North East
Contact Name
Contact E-mail vonne@vonne.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 233 2000
Mobile
Address 4th Floor, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XS
Website www.vonne.org.uk/funding
Facebook
Twitter twitter.com/VONNEnews
LinkedIn
Comments Funding Information North East (FINE) and the Online Funding Directory are funding information and search sites managed by VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East). These contain much information on potential funders for the VCSE sector. Access to FINE and OFD is via membership of VONNE which is open to local VCSE organisations.
 
Sector Health
Organisation Ausome Enterprises Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
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Address
Website
Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/2618331121564259/about/
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments An open Facebook group for anyone who wants to discuss and plan running a social enterprise in or near Durham that would have the social purpose of creating employment for autistic people. Share ideas and sources of support or ask for help.
 
Sector Health
Organisation Blind in Business
Contact Name James McCarthy Emlpoyment Services Manager
Contact E-mail james@blindinbusiness.org.uk
Tel Num 0207 382 4607
Mobile
Address 59 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AQ
Website blindinbusiness.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/blindinbusiness/
Twitter twitter.com/blindinbusiness
LinkedIn
Comments Support for blind or partially sighted people into work – including into self-employment. Less focus upon enterprise support more on facilitating and enabling support.
 
Sector Health
Organisation County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
Contact Name
Contact E-mail DurhamContact@humankindcharity.org.uk
Tel Num 03000 266 666
Mobile
Address Delivered via dircet referal and/or at recovery centre sites across County Durham. See website for locations.
Website codurhamdrugalcoholrecovery.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/countydurhamdrugandalcoholrecovery/
Twitter twitter.com/DurhamRecovery
LinkedIn
Comments County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services are freely available to adults and young people concerned about drug and alcohol use. The service aims to offer ways for local people with drug and alcohol problems to become free from their dependence. The service wants to reduce the problems that substance misuse causes to families, friendships, workplaces and communities in County Durham. The service works in partnership with a range of health, mental health, adult, children and young people’s social care, criminal justice agencies, voluntary and community sector services. The County Durham drug and alcohol recovery service is overseen by Durham County Council.
 
Sector Health
Organisation Disabled Entrepreneurs
Contact Name Contact via website enqury form only
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
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Address
Website www.disabledentrepreneurs.co.uk/Home
Facebook www.facebook.com/disabledentrepreneurship
Twitter https://twitter.com/DisabledEnts
LinkedIn
Comments Provides on a national basis advocacy and workshop support for existing or potential entrepreneurs who have a disability. Appears for of a high-level organisation than a local delivery led and there is little actual detail of where courses are delivered. The website courses are all US based (the company is part UK part US) and it is difficult to see if UK based course are available. The US courses highlighted are several years old.
 
Sector Health
Organisation MIND Derwentside
Contact Name
Contact E-mail helpdesk@derwentsidemind.co.uk
Tel Num 01207 591 705
Mobile
Address 22 Nelson Street, Consett, County Durham DH8 5RA
Website www.derwentsidemind.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/derwentsidemindcharity/
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Derwentside Mind provides support services for individuals, carers and families experiencing emotional or mental health problems.
 
Sector Health
Organisation Rainbow Trust
Contact Name
Contact E-mail fiona.walker@rainbowtrust.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 300 1601
Mobile
Address North Sands Business Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0QA
Website www.rainbowtrust.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/RainbowTrust/
Twitter www.twitter.com/rainbowtrustcc
LinkedIn
Comments Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need bespoke support. The Trust supports these families through Family Support Workers covering the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.
 
Sector ICT
Organisation Digital Drive County Durham
Contact Name Helen Watson
Contact E-mail info@digitaldrivedurham.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 716 0960
Mobile 07958 525 564
Address BE Group, Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, SR7 7TT
Website www.digitaldrivedurham.co.uk/funding
Facebook
Twitter /twitter.com/digidrivedurham
LinkedIn
Comments A funded programme of events, one-to-one support and funding helping small businesses across County Durham to do more with digital technology. Potential for contributory funding for digital initiatives.
 
Sector ICT
Organisation North East Social Tech Fund
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@sunderlandsoftwarecity.com
Tel Num 0845 872 8575
Mobile
Address Sunderland Software City, Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Website https://www.sunderlandsoftwarecity.com/launch-event-north-east-social-tech-fund/
Facebook www.facebook.com/SunderlandSoftwareCity
Twitter twitter.com/SunSoftCity
LinkedIn
Comments The new North East Social Tech Fund helps charities and social enterprises in the North East and Tees Valley to explore digital technology and innovation. The pilot programme will provide small Innovation grants to each successful organisation, who'll receive dedicated hands on support.
 
Sector ICT
Organisation PROTO
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num 0191 250 5900
Mobile
Address Abbott's Hill, Baltic Quarter, Gateshead, NE8 3DF
Website www.proto.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter https://twitter.com/weareproto
LinkedIn
Comments PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art research and development facility equipped with sound recording studio and specialist 3D character and motion capture equipment for hire. It's also a place where tech driven SMEs can rent office space or co work from. PROTO is open to businesses of any size and from any sector giving them the opportunity to explore VR, AR and other emerging technologies.
 
Sector IP
Organisation Business & IP Centre
Contact Name
Contact E-mail bipcnewcastle@newcastle.gov.uk
Tel Num 0191 277 4100
Mobile
Address Newcastle City Libraray, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle, NE1 8AX
Website www.bipcnewcastle.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter @BIPCNewcastle
LinkedIn
Comments The Business & IP Centre supports start-ups, inventors and small firms across the region to research, protect, develop and commercialise their ideas. Particular expertise available for Intellectual Property Rights.
 
Sector Marketing
Organisation Alpha Communication
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@alpha.coop
Tel Num 0191 211 1938
Mobile
Address 6 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF
Website www.alpha.coop
Facebook www.facebook.com/alpha.coop/
Twitter twitter.com/AlphaCo_op
LinkedIn
Comments Alpha Communication is a Newcastle based Cooperative. It focuses upon design and digital marketing covering animation, branding, design for print, web design, e-commerce, or bespoke marketing campaign.
 
Sector Marketing
Organisation Imagine Creative Solutions
Contact Name Liam Richardson
Contact E-mail contact@imaginecreativesolutions.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 447 7500
Mobile
Address 1 Moor Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 2JH
Website www.imaginecreativesolutions.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/imaginecreativesolutions
Twitter twitter.com/imcreativesol
LinkedIn
Comments Imagine is a North East based creative hub specialising in both digital media, print design and also publish a wide range of publications. Imagine offers a complete service design agency, developing creative campaigns across both print and digital based promotional platforms.
 
Sector Mentoring
Organisation Carol Meredith Consultancy
Contact Name Carol Meredith
Contact E-mail carol@carolmeredith.co.uk
Tel Num 01669 620457
Mobile 07971 985226
Address Jubilee Cottage, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7QU
Website www.carolmeredith.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments As a mentor, I bring my experience as a charity director, trustee, fundraiser, grant assessor, and evaluator to offer mentoring designed to be flexible, personalised, constructive, delivered to schedule and within budget. I take an holistic approach and a realistic perspective of the issues charities face and enjoy working with senior staff to help navigate change and support their personal development within their role. Carol was an Advisor with the Durham Sparks programme and is well aware of the needs of local community enterprises.
 
Sector Mentoring
Organisation Katherine Briggs Ltd
Contact Name Katherine Briggs
Contact E-mail hello@katherinebriggs.co.uk
Tel Num
Mobile
Address
Website www.katherinebriggs.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/mskatherinebriggs
Twitter www.twitter.com/MsKatherineBiz
LinkedIn
Comments Katherine takes members of the armed forces community, whether serving or ex, step by step through the vital components of a successful start up business. Depending on needs this may include mentoring, business idea generation, business registration and advice on legal formations (including charities), business planning, finance and funding, legal and HMRC compliance, branding, marketing and advertising, websites, growth. Katherine Briggs Ltd provides a paid-for service however, in some cases, funding may be available to meet some costs.
 
Sector Mentoring
Organisation Newcastle University Business School - Captured
Contact Name Jo Singh or Fiona Whitehurst
Contact E-mail captured@ncl.ac.uk
Tel Num
Mobile
Address Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
Website ncl.ac.uk/business-school/captured
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Mentoring from managers in large(r) business in the region. Only applicable to organisations with less than 20 staff . Captured consists of a series of half-day facilitated workshops over two months.
 
Sector Mentoring
Organisation Pinetree Business Centre
Contact Name Michelle Brunton
Contact E-mail michelle@pinetree-centre.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 492 8215
Mobile
Address Pinetree Centre, Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, DH3 2TD
Website www.pinetreebusinesscentre.co.uk/
Facebook www.facebook.com/PinetreeBusinessCentre2016/
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Pinetree Business Centre provides managed workspaces to support new and existing small businesses. Services incudes reception, mail and virtual offices arrangements. In addition Pinetree provides support to both resident and external small organisations including mentoring services.
 
Sector Mentoring
Organisation Riverside Consulting CIC
Contact Name Iain Kay
Contact E-mail street40@riversideconsulting.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile
Address Suite 1e, Innovator House, North East BIC, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website riversideconsulting.org.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Riverside Consulting specialises in programme development and programme management. It has particular specialism in supporting VCSE organisations to develop their services and their business models. Riverside was a founding Consortium member of the Durham Sparks programme and provided four of the Durham Sparks business advisors team.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Asian Business Connections
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@abconnexions.org
Tel Num 0191 2424 892
Mobile
Address The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PN
Website www.abconnexions.org
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Asian Business Connections runs networking events for both the Asian and wider business community in the north east of England.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Better Together VCS Forum
Contact Name Ian Hunter Smart (County Durham Partnership Team)
Contact E-mail ian.huntersmart@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 03000 263595
Mobile
Address
Website
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The Better Together VCS Forum brings together senior representatives of larger or specialist VCS organisations with a countywide remit to share best practice and look for new opportunities to collaborate.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Business Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
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Address
Website www.businessdurham.co.uk/component/zoo/item/durham-2sday
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Business Durham provides advice, market research and information to help firms expand in or relocate to County Durham. It runs free monthly networking events for local small business owners.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Colleagues on Tap
Contact Name Jo Cameron
Contact E-mail help@colleaguesontap.com
Tel Num
Mobile 07930 106988
Address No central address - outreach activites
Website www.colleaguesontap.com/
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Colleagues on Tap helps entrepreneurs, freelancers or homeworkers by providing co-working days across the North East . Local Co Durham sites available.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Derwentside Enterprise Agency
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@derwentsideenterprise.co.uk
Tel Num 01207 580011
Mobile
Address Derwentside Enterprise Agency CIC, Office 5, Consett Innovation Centre, Ponds Court Business Park, Genesis Way, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 5XP
Website www.derwentsidebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Derwentside Enterprise Agency provides business support, advice and training to start ups and small firms in Consett, Stanley and Lanchester. It hosts a regular local networking group and events including Mumpreneur and the Enterprise Club.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Digital Union
Contact Name
Contact E-mail rachel@generator.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 255 4462
Mobile
Address Generator North East, Cluny Annex, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ
Website www.digiunion.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Digital Union is a collective of creative and digital businesses operating in the North East of England. It supports and champions members and promotes sector growth.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Durham Business Club
Contact Name Alison Gittins
Contact E-mail alison@durhambusinessclub.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 375 5700
Mobile
Address Durham Business Group (NE) Ltd, Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW
Website www.durhambusinessgroup.co.uk/durham-business-club/
Facebook www.facebook.com/durhambusinessclub
Twitter twitter.com/durham_business
LinkedIn
Comments Networking eveants for busnesses. Local buisness directory. Newsletter. £152 (+VAT) pa to join.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Durham Voice
Contact Name Gary Stokoe
Contact E-mail info@durhamvoice.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 0778 8637051
Address The Cornforth Partnership, Cornforth House, 66-70 High Street, Cornforth Co. Durham DL17 9HS
Website www.durhamvoice.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/durhamvoice/
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Durham Voice is delivered by the Cornforth Partnership. It aims to strengthen partnership working between the County Durham Partnership, other statutory bodies, the Voluntary and Community Sector and other 3rd sector organisations by supporting the development and coordination of the Consortia Framework and developing an effective Communication Network. It produces a weekly update of a wide range of information from across Durham County, including funding news, training information, activities, events and consultation.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Enterprise Europe Network
Contact Name
Contact E-mail contact@enterprise-europe.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 123 3066
Mobile
Address On-line programme
Website www.enterprise-europe.co.uk/content/about_enterprise_europe_network_uk/the_regions/ north/advisers_i
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Enterprise Europe Network connects small firms in the region with partners across Europe to help them commercialise their ideas and develop new markets for their products and services.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation First Face to Face
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
Mobile 07922 090726
Address Queen Alexandra 6th Form College, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields NE29 9BZ
Website www.firstfacetoface.co.uk
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FIRSTenterpriseNE/?fref=ts
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments First Face to Face supports young people and start ups to run their own networking events.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation North East Chamber of Commerce
Contact Name Susan Anderson - West Durham. Juile Charlton - Durham
Contact E-mail info@neechamber.co.uk
Tel Num 0300 303 6322
Mobile
Address Aykley Heads Business Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS
Website www.neechamber.co.uk/
Facebook www.facebook.com/NorthEastEnglandChamber/
Twitter twitter.com/neechamber
LinkedIn
Comments Networking events and other member benefits
 
Sector Networking
Organisation North East Community Business Club
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num 0191 386 9785
Mobile
Address The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom, DH4 4BB
Website www.socialenterpriseacumen.co.uk/
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Reginal network for Community Businesses. Supported by sub-regional support groups.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Share and Learn Network
Contact Name Julie Harrison
Contact E-mail info@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk
Tel Num 01388 742040
Mobile
Address 9 St Stephen's Court, Low Willington Industrial Estate, Willington, Crook, Co. Durham, DL15 0BF
Website www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments This is an informal network of community businesses and groups who run local buildings/assets and local services.  The network majors on sharing and learning from each other, via conversations on a web based forum and in the regular meetings. Attendees are asked what they can offer to others in the network as well as what they can offer you. Regular meetings take place and focus on various topics including governance, funding and compliance.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation Teesdale Business Networking Group
Contact Name Lynn Todhunter
Contact E-mail info@e-house.co.uk
Tel Num 01833 696750
Mobile
Address Teesdale Development Company Ltd, Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle, DL12 8XT
Website www.e-house.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Runs Enterprise House as a business location suite with networking events open to local businesses. Also runs http://www.teesdalebusinessawards.co.uk
 
Sector Networking
Organisation The Entrepreneur's Forum
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@entrepreneursforum.net
Tel Num 0191 500 7780
Mobile
Address Baltimore House, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead, NE8 3DF
Website www.entrepreneursforum.net
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The Entrepreneur's Forum provides networking events for small business owners in the northeast.
 
Sector Networking
Organisation The Inspire Network
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
Mobile
Address 60 Beamish View, Birtley, County Durham, DH3 1RS
Website www.theinspirenetwork.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments A Women's support network. The forum meets bi-monthly and is chaired by the VCS representative on the County Durham Partnership Board, Jo Laverick, Executive Director of Durham Community Action. Support for the forum is provided by Ian Hunter Smart in the County Durham Partnership Team
 
Sector Networking
Organisation The Mussel Club
Contact Name
Contact E-mail Info@themusselclub.com
Tel Num 0191 5163109
Mobile
Address Unit JC10, The Jupiter Centre, North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website www.themusselclub.com
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The Mussel Club runs networking events for small business owners in the North East
 
Sector Networking
Organisation The National Women's Network (North East)
Contact Name Angela Dawson
Contact E-mail administrator@national-womens-network.co.uk
Tel Num 01670 618628
Mobile 07855 746777
Address c/o The Admin Centre 46 Beaumont Manor Blyth Northumberland NE24 4LP
Website www.national-womens-network.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The North-East branch National Women's Network is an organisation for women offering support and friendship as well as a business network. The members support each other on a personal and professional level as needed. The network also targets self-employed business women.
 
Sector Premises
Organisation Business Durham
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num 03000 261261
Mobile
Address Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Website www.businessdurham.co.uk/commercial-property-in-county-durham
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments See Bryan Latty link
 
Sector Premises
Organisation Durham County Council (land and property)
Contact Name
Contact E-mail assetmanagement@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 03000 260 000
Mobile
Address Asset Management, Regeneration and Economic Development, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL
Website www.durham.gov.uk/article/3258/Land-and-property-for-sale
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Property for sale - Durham County Council
 
Sector Premises
Organisation Pinetree Business Centre
Contact Name Michelle Brunton
Contact E-mail michelle@pinetree-centre.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 492 8215
Mobile
Address Pinetree Centre, Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, DH3 2TD
Website www.pinetreebusinesscentre.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/PinetreeBusinessCentre2016/
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Pinetree Business Centre provides managed workspaces to support new and existing small businesses. Services incudes reception, mail and virtual offices arrangements. In addition Pinetree provides wider business support to both resident and external small organisations.
 
Sector Premises
Organisation Rural Connect
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@ruralconnect.biz
Tel Num
Mobile
Address
Website www.ruralconnect.biz/find-a-hub.html
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Rural Connect provides an online directory of retail, office and workshop space for rural enterprises across the North East identifying ‘third party’ Co Durham business hubs/premises based in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Consett, Castle Eden, Durham Dales, Lanchester, Middleton, Peterlee, Seaham, Sedgefield, Shildon, Shotley Bridge, Stanhope, Tanfield Lea and with Business Durham.
 
Sector Quality
Organisation Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@ioee.uk
Tel Num 0845 4674928
Mobile
Address Enterprise House, 53 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7EH
Website www.ioee.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs is a dedicated professional learning institute specialising in business enterprise skills. It offers learning and accredited qualifications built on the National Occupational Standards for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs skills led by SFEDI. It is a national body and based in Darlington.
 
Sector Quality
Organisation The County Durham Kite Mark
Contact Name Abby Thompson
Contact E-mail Abby.Thompson@durhamrcc.org.uk
Tel Num 01388 742043
Mobile
Address Durham Community Action, 8 St. Stephen’s Court, Low Willington, Crook, Count Durham DL15 0BF
Website www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/supporting-volunteering.html
Facebook
Twitter twitter.com/@DurhamComAction
LinkedIn
Comments The Kite Mark is a certificate awarded to organisations that can show how their volunteering programmes endeavour to overcome barriers to volunteering; it recognises the value of recruiting and retaining volunteers. The Kite Mark is valid for two years, after which an organisation needs to re-apply.
 
Sector Social Enterprise specialists
Organisation North East Social Enterprise Partnership
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@nesep.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 427 2150
Mobile
Address Unit R9, Sea Winnings Way, South Shields, NE33 3PE
Website www.nesep.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments North East Social Enterprise Partnership provides signposting to sources of advice, support and finance for social enterprises.
 
Sector Social Enterprise specialists
Organisation Social Enterprise Acumen
Contact Name Kate Welch
Contact E-mail kate.welch@socialenterpriseacumen.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 386 9785
Mobile
Address The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom, DH4 4BB
Website www.socialenterpriseacumen.co.uk/
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is itself a social enterprise which works to show the strength of using business models to address social issues. It supports social entrepreneurs and organisations that want to become social enterprises to start up, develop and grow. It works with partners to create a stronger ecosystem to enable social enterprises to flourish.
 
Sector Social Enterprise Specialists
Organisation Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (SES)
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@ses.coop
Tel Num 0191 511 1391
Mobile
Address The Co-Op Centre, Whitehouse Road, Sunderland, SR2 8AH
Website www.ses.coop
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments SES provides advice, support and training to help social enterprise and co-operatives start up and grow. Base in Sunderalnd and working across the Region.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation Club Durham - Central
Contact Name John Walker, Community SPA Development Co-ordinator
Contact E-mail john.walker3@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 07901862567
Address
Website www.clubdurham.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Club Durham is a one stop shop for sports clubs. They provide free, convenient, practical information and advice to help develop and run a sustainable sports club.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation Club Durham - Consett and Stanley
Contact Name Emma Lloyd-Edwards, Sports Development Officer
Contact E-mail e.lloyd-edwards@leisureworks.net
Tel Num
Mobile 07917642973
Address
Website www.clubdurham.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Club Durham is a one stop shop for sports clubs. They provide free, convenient, practical information and advice to help develop and run a sustainable sports club.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation Club Durham - East and South
Contact Name Joanne Heron
Contact E-mail joanne.heron@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 07827307813
Address
Website www.clubdurham.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Club Durham is a one stop shop for sports clubs. They provide free, convenient, practical information and advice to help develop and run a sustainable sports club.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation Club Durham - Teesdale and South
Contact Name Wayne Brown, Community SPA Development Co-ordinator
Contact E-mail Wayne.Brown@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 07766133491
Mobile
Address
Website www.clubdurham.co.uk
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments Club Durham is a one stop shop for sports clubs. They provide free, convenient, practical information and advice to help develop and run a sustainable sports club.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation County Durham Sport
Contact Name
Contact E-mail hello@countydurhamsport.com
Tel Num 0191 307 7117
Mobile
Address The Sjovoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5BZ
Website www.countydurhamsport.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/cdsport/
Twitter twitter.com/cdsport
LinkedIn
Comments County Durham Sport is one of 43 Active Partnerships nationally, funded by Sport England and other local partners. It is an independent company, with charitable status, working closely with national, regional and local organisations to ensure that sport and physical activity are developed in a co-ordinated and effective way across the county. It has a vison of everyone being able to improve the quality of their life through involvement in sport and physical activity by inspiring, building and connecting stronger pathways for sport and physical activity in County Durham.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation North East Club & Activity Finder
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
Mobile
Address
Website www.getactivenortheast.co.uk/
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Comments The North East Club & Activity Finder is a searchable information databse developed by the four County Sports Partnerships (CSP) in the North East. County Durham Sport, Northumberland Sport, Tees Valley Sport and Tyne and Wear Sport have produced a listing of sport and physical activity opportunities in the North East.
 
Sector Sports
Organisation Sport England
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@sportengland.org
Tel Num 0345 850 8508
Mobile
Address Head Office, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF
Website www.sportengland.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/sportengland
Twitter www.facebook.com/sportengland
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Comments National body overseeing and promoting sports development and participation. Has a grants programme to support local activities.
 
Sector Training
Organisation Enterprise Made Simple
Contact Name Phil Teasdale
Contact E-mail info@enterprisemadesimple.co.uk
Tel Num 0164201062
Mobile
Address Acklam Hall, Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5 7DY
Website www.enterprisemadesimple.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/EnterpriseMadeSimple/
Twitter twitter.com/entmdesmpl
LinkedIn
Comments Funded, commercial, accredited and non accredited training and workshops Offices in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Durham
 
Sector Training
Organisation Finchale Group
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@finchalegroup.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 386 2634
Mobile
Address Finchale Group, Richard Annand VC House, Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1TH
Website http://www.finchalegroup.co.uk/training/
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Comments Finchale offers a range of short training courses in various vocational areas. Some of the courses offer accreditation.
 
Sector Training
Organisation Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@ioee.uk
Tel Num 0845 4674928
Mobile
Address Enterprise House, 53 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7EH
Website www.ioee.uk
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Comments The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs is a dedicated professional learning institute specialising in business enterprise skills. It offers learning and accredited qualifications built on the National Occupational Standards for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs skills led by SFEDI. It is a national body and based in Darlington.
 
Sector Training
Organisation LC Business Solutions
Contact Name Linda Croudace
Contact E-mail info@lcbusinesssupport.co.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 07801 094505
Address
Website lcbusinesssupport.co.uk
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Twitter twitter.com/LCConsultancy
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Comments Custom accredited training provider to individual enterprises and businesses. To include Project Management, Change Management, Communication Skills, Conflict Management, Presentation Skills, Team Leading and Management. Specific knowledge of the voluntary and community sectors.
 
Sector Transport
Organisation East Durham Community Transport
Contact Name Angela Kent
Contact E-mail
Tel Num 0191 518 2633
Mobile
Address Unit 7A, QC Space, 3 Cook Way, NW Industrial Estate, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2HY
Website www.edct.co.uk
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Comments Not-for-profit community transport service providing transportation in East Durham for those otherwise isolated.
 
Sector Transport
Organisation Wheels 2 Work County Durham
Contact Name Gina Davies
Contact E-mail info@w2wcd.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 303 8442
Mobile 07472 668 884
Address Bullion Hall, South Approach, Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH2 2DW
Website www.w2wcd.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/wheelstoworkcountydurham
Twitter twitter.com/@w2wdurham
LinkedIn
Comments Wheels 2 Work County Durham is a not-for-profit transport programme based in Bullion Hall, Chester le Street and operating across County Durham. The aim is to help people access or sustain employment, apprenticeships or education which would otherwise be inaccessible due to public transport connections or unsociable hours work patterns. Wheels 2 Work loans mopeds for 6 months with the possibility of extending, to ensure people can get to work, apprenticeships or participate in further education. Loans are charged.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation County Durham Partnership Forum
Contact Name
Contact E-mail countydurhampartnership@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 03000 263593
Mobile
Address County Durham Partnership, Transformation and Partnerships, County Hal, Durham, DH1 5UF
Website www.countydurhampartnership.co.uk/article/8441/County-Durham-Partnership
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Comments The County Durham Partnership Board's role is to work strategically with other organisations and partnerships to promote and develop County Durham. It oversees the 14 local Area Action Partnerships and the Partnership Forum.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation Durham Community Action
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk
Tel Num 01388 742040
Mobile
Address 9?St Stephen's Court, Low Willington Industrial Estate, Willington, Crook, Co. Durham, DL15 0BF
Website www.durhamcommunityaction.org.uk/
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Comments Formerly known as Durham Rural Community Council, DCA have been providing support to communities across County Durham since 1935. They help organisations and community groups think through ideas, develop them into projects, consult, plan and take action.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation Durham Voice
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@durhamvoice.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 0778 863 7051
Address The Cornforth Partnership, Cornforth House, 66-70 High St, Cornforth, County Durham, DL17 9HS
Website durhamvoice.org.uk
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Comments Durham Voice strengthens partnership working between the County Durham Partnership, other statutory bodies and VCSE organisations by supporting the development and coordination of a Consortia Framework and developing an effective communication network. It provides weekly information updates.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation East Durham Trust
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 0778 751 7873
Address Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP
Website www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk
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Comments The East Durham Trust offers community based project delivery. It also runs a Volunteer network for those seeking volunteers and organisations wishing to access volunteers.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation Riverside Consulting CIC
Contact Name Iain Kay
Contact E-mail street40@riversideconsulting.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile
Address Suite 1e, Innovator House, North East BIC, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, SR5 2TA
Website www.riversideconsulting.org.uk
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Comments Riverside Consulting specialises in programme development and programme management. It has particular specialism in supporting VCSE organisations to develop their services and their business models. There may be a charge for these services. Riverside was a founding Consortium member of the Durham Sparks programme and provided four of the Durham Sparks business advisors team.
 
Sector VCSE Support Organisations
Organisation VONNE
Contact Name
Contact E-mail vonne@vonne.org.uk
Tel Num 0191 233 2000
Mobile
Address 4th Floor, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XS
Website www.vonne.org.uk/
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Comments VONNE is the support body for the VCSE Sector in the North East. It primarily operates at a policy level but offers a number of networks and support services for local VCSE organisations.
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Armed Forces Outreach Service - Durham County Council
Contact Name
Contact E-mail armedforcesoutreachworker@durham.gov.uk
Tel Num 03000 268 000
Mobile
Address Transformation and Partnership, County Hall, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5UF
Website durham.gov.uk/article/3572/Armed-forces-personnel-and-veterans
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Comments The Service offers advice, signposting and support to veterans covering Housing, Benefits, Employment, Health and wellbeing, Care and support, Schools and Financial. It links to specialist and generic providers in these areas. It also links to Veteran's badges and the Armed Forces Covenant
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Blind Veterans UK
Contact Name
Contact E-mail info@blindveterans.org.uk
Tel Num 0800 389 7979
Mobile
Address 12-14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD
Website www.blindveterans.org.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/pg/blindveteransuk/groups or www.facebook.com/blindveteransuk
Twitter twitter.com/BlindVeterans
LinkedIn
Comments Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women rebuild their lives after sight loss. It provides rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support. It runs three rehabilitation centres (North Wales, Brighton and London) but also appears to offer volunteers to support veterans anywhere in the UK. There is a North East (and Midlands) dedicated Facebook page for the organisation).
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Finchale Group
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@finchalegroup.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 386 2634
Mobile
Address Finchale Group, Richard Annand VC House, Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1TH
Website www.finchalegroup.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/finchale.org/
Twitter twitter.com/Finchale_Org
LinkedIn
Comments Founded in 1943 as a rehabilitation and resettlement centre for Service personnel returning from active service, Finchale has retained a strong link with the Armed Forces family and offers services targeted at veterans and their families. Services include employment, skills, enterprise, health and wellbeing, finance and housing.
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Katherine Briggs Ltd
Contact Name Katherine Briggs
Contact E-mail hello@katherinebriggs.co.uk
Tel Num
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Address
Website www.katherinebriggs.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/mskatherinebriggs
Twitter www.twitter.com/MsKatherineBiz
LinkedIn
Comments Katherine takes members of the armed forces community, whether serving or ex, step by step through the vital components of a successful start up business. Depending on needs this may include business idea generation, business registration and advice on legal formations (including charities), business planning, finance and funding, legal and HMRC compliance, branding, marketing and advertising, websites, growth. Katherine Briggs Ltd provides a paid-for service however, in some cases, funding may be available to cover costs.
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Mission Motorsport
Contact Name
Contact E-mail team@missionmotorsport.org
Tel Num 03330 338 338
Mobile
Address Unit 11, W & G Industrial Estate, Faringdon Road East Challow OX12 9TF
Website www.missionmotorsport.org/
Facebook www.facebook.com/missionmotorsport/
Twitter twitter.com/Missionmotorspt
LinkedIn
Comments Mission Motorsport aims to help those ex-service personal affected by disabilities relating from military service by engagement through motor sport. Mission Motorsport notes that motorsport is unique in that the disabled compete against the able bodied on a level playing field. Success in motorsport activities leads to personal and professional growth linked to other support activities supporting resettlement in civilian life
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation North East Veterans Network
Contact Name Andy Wildish - Finchale Group
Contact E-mail andy.wildish@finchale.org
Tel Num 0191 386 2634
Mobile
Address Finchale Group, Richard Annand VC House, Mandale Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1TH
Website www.finchalegroup.co.uk
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Comments The North East Veterans Network is made up of 52 organisations from the Region, all of which provide specific services to Veterans and their families. It is founded on the recognition that these needs are different in certain respects to those of other groups in society. Veterans in this context are defined as people who have spent a proportion of their lives serving their country in the Armed Forces as a regular or reserve. Organisations involved in the Network are diverse in their nature and include military organisations, statutory agencies, Services charities and third sector organisations. The common aim is to enable Veterans and their families to achieve and sustain economic and social inclusion.
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation The Soldiers Charity
Contact Name Lt Col Barney Barnbrook
Contact E-mail northeast@soldierscharity.org
Tel Num 01748 874 127
Mobile
Address ABF The Soldiers’ Charity North East, Hipswell Lodge, Smuts Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorks DL9 3AX
Website soldierscharity.org/
Facebook www.facebook.com/ABFNE
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Comments The charity helps very young serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss. It provides wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come. It provides help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages.
 
Sector Veterans
Organisation Veterans at Ease
Contact Name Garreth Murrell
Contact E-mail Garreth@veteransatease.org
Tel Num
Mobile 0758 405 6181
Address Veterans at Ease, 11 Jackson Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1EE
Website www.veteransatease.org
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Comments Set up in 2010, Veterans at Ease provides one-to-one therapy using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to serving personnel, reservists, veterans and family members to help them deal with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat stress-related issues.
 
Sector Women
Organisation Durham University Women in Business
Contact Name Harriet Lucas-Clements and Jenny Avdoi
Contact E-mail women.inbusiness@durham.ac.uk.
Tel Num
Mobile
Address Durham University Women In Business, Durham Student Union, Dunelm House, Durham, DH1 3AN
Website www.duwib.org.uk/
Facebook www.facebook.com/DUWIB
Twitter twitter.com/womenduwib
LinkedIn
Comments DUWIB is a society that provides students with support for career development throughout their time at university and after. It works with firms from a variety of sectors to organise networking events, skills workshop and speaker panels.
 
Sector Women
Organisation The National Women's Network (North East)
Contact Name Angela Dawson
Contact E-mail administrator@national-womens-network.co.uk
Tel Num 01670 618628
Mobile 07855 746777
Address c/o The Admin Centre 46 Beaumont Manor Blyth Northumberland NE24 4LP
Website national-womens-network.co.uk
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Comments The North-East branch National Women's Network is an organisation for women offering support and friendship as well as a business network. The members support each other on a personal and professional level as needed. The network also targets self-employed business women.
 
Sector Women
Organisation Women in Rural Enterprise - Newcastle/Gateshead Network
Contact Name Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Contact E-mail hugginscooper@btopenworld.com
Tel Num
Mobile 01207438956
Address
Website www.wireuk.org/networks/gateshead-network/
Facebook www.facebook.com/WiREUKBusiness
Twitter twitter.com/WiREUK
LinkedIn
Comments Peer-led supporting women in rural enterprises
 
Sector Young people
Organisation Bright Ideas Trust
Contact Name
Contact E-mail enquiries@brightideastrust.com
Tel Num
Mobile 0794 352 0354
Address C/O Mintel, 11 Pilgrim Street, LONDON, EC4V 6RN.
Website
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Comments Bright Ideas Trust supports young people aged 16-30 seeking to set up in business. The Trust particularly targets disadvantaged young people. There is a Newcastle based programme planned for January - March 2018 but no further locally based services are identified.
 
Sector Young people
Organisation Durham University
Contact Name
Contact E-mail careers@durham.ac.uk
Tel Num 0191 334 1437
Mobile
Address The Palatine Centre, Durham University , Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
Website www.dur.ac.uk/careers
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Comments Durham University provides start-up advice and enterprise workshops to current students with business ideas
 
Sector Young people
Organisation East Durham Business Service
Contact Name Simon Naisbett
Contact E-mail enquiries@edbs.co.uk
Tel Num 0191 586 3366
Mobile
Address Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, SR8 2QJ & Spectrum 7, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, SR7 7TT
Website edbs.co.uk/youth-employment-support
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Comments East Durham Business Service (EDBS) provides advice and training to start ups and established firms in Easington, Peterlee and Seaham
 
Sector Young People
Organisation First Face to Face
Contact Name
Contact E-mail
Tel Num
Mobile 07922 090726
Address Queen Alexandra 6th Form College, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields NE29 9BZ
Website www.firstfacetoface.co.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/FIRSTenterpriseNE/?fref=ts
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Comments First Face to Face supports young people and start-ups to run their own networking events.
 
Sector Young People
Organisation National Citizens Trust
Contact Name
Contact E-mail via web enqury on NCS website
Tel Num 0800 197 8010
Mobile
Address
Website wearencs.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/ncs
Twitter twitter.com/ncs
LinkedIn
Comments NCS is a youth programme that runs across England and Northern Ireland. It aims to engage, unite and empower young people and build confidence. It targets young people aged 16 and 17 years old. NCS is managed by the NCS Trust. it can be accessed via local secondary schools
 
Sector Young people
Organisation Princes Trust
Contact Name
Contact E-mail newcastlecentre@princes-trust.org.uk
Tel Num 01912288100
Mobile
Address Cheryl's Centre, 57 Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HZ
Website www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/where-we-work/north-england
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Comments Prince's Trust provides business start-up support to people aged 18 to 30. Nearest bases to Durham are in Middlesbrough and in Newcastle.
 
Sector Young people
Organisation Young Enterprise
Contact Name Kerry Tipple, Area Manager
Contact E-mail kerry.tipple@y-e.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 0786 7001 850
Address No North East address: handled natioanlly with regional conatct person.
Website www.young-enterprise.org.uk/about-us/young-enterprise-by-region/north-east
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Comments Young Enterprise runs enterprise programmes for people aged 25 and under who want to start their own business
 
Sector Young people
Organisation Young Enterprise North East
Contact Name Ruth Watson Area Manager
Contact E-mail ruth.watson@y-e.org.uk
Tel Num
Mobile 07918 564995
Address Young Enterprise HQ, Yeoman House, Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HF
Website
Facebook www.facebook.com/YoungEnterpriseUK
Twitter twitter.com/youngenterprise
LinkedIn
Comments Programme targeting young people and focusing upon developing their potential for life and work. Appears to be mainly focused upon schools but some apparent flexibility present. Services delivered as hands-on employability, enterprise and financial education programmes.