About the sector

The role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the North East is vital. 98% of our members say VONNE strengthens the voice of the sector.

There are approximately 7,200 VCSE organisations in the region and the sector is a major employer, accounting for 3% of regional employment. 

Third Sector Trends Study 2020

This annual study provides a snapshot of the scale, dynamics and needs of the VCSE sector in the North East.

The latest publications, key statistics and relevant presentations are available from the Community Foundation's website.

Vital Issues

Vital Issues is part of a national initiative promoted through UK Community Foundations to provide an insight into the issues that affect communities across the country. For each area, a Vital Issues report is produced to provide an evidence base for the area. This is then summarised in Vital Signs - a community philanthropy guide which identifies the issues that philanthropy can help to address.

Vital Issues reports are available for County Durham including Darlington and Tees Valley including Darlington.

Vital Signs County Durham and Darlington 

County Durham Commmunity Foundation (CDCF) have produced the first County Durham & Darlington Vital Signs report. You can view the report online via the CDCF website.