Community and voluntary sector - infrastructure support


Durham Community Action - a charity that provides support to communities across County Durham (formerly known as Durham Rural Community Council).

Durham Information Guide (DIG) - a free online database managed by Durham County Council.

East Durham Trust  offers a wide range of services to all sorts of community groups in the East Durham area.

Funding Information North East (FINE) - leading provider of funding information to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the north east.

Groundwork North East and Cumbria - provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, re-connect people with nature and aim to transform whole neighbourhoods. They absorbed 2D in January 2015.

Voluntary organisations' network north east (VONNE) - support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East of England.


The Charity Commission - government body which registers and regulate charities in England and Wales.

Inland Revenue (Charities) - tax guidance for charities and community groups.

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) - a membership body for local support and development organisations.