FINE researches potential sources of funding for the voluntary and community sector in the North East of England and keeps organisations informed of funding opportunities via our publications:
Our long-standing links with funders and funding advisers gives us unique insight and access to new funds and funding trends and help to ensure our funding information is bang up to date. These publications cover the spectrum of available funding from national and local funders and covers grants, contracts and loans and investment.
Support to Funding Advisers
FINE supports Funding Advisers working in Local Support and Development Organisation throughout the North East.
We provide opportunities for Funding Advice Workers Network (FAWN) members to gain peer support and information about funders and funding policy at our bi-monthly FAWN meetings. We also provide FAWN with a package of support including training and resources.
More information on the FAWN can be found on the FAWN page.
Liaison and Advocacy
FINE has long-standing links with funders and helps to keep them informed of the needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East.
We organise the meetings of the North East Funders Forum (NEFF) where funders can hear topical speakers and keep up to date with policy trends. For more information visit North East Funders Forum
We also liaise with funders and other agencies at a variety of strategic events to help inform discussions and contribute to policy development and good practice in funding.
We are unable to provide advice or support to organisations and individuals seeking funding. Any enquries of this nature will be signpostsed to their nearest LSDO.
We are not a grant making organisation.