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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. It is a registered charity NCVO works to support the voluntary and community sector and to create an environment in which an independent civil society can flourish. NCVO has a membership of more than 14,000 voluntary organisations.
These range from large national bodies to community groups, volunteer centres, and development agencies working at a local level.
The Directory of Social Change exists to support charities in the work they do. A charity itself it provides training, books, funding sources, online resources, bespoke research, and it campaigns to make the UK a better environment for charities to thrive in. Led by chief executive Debra Allcock Tyler, DSC’s activities bring it into contact with around 20,000 voluntary sector organizations each year.
DSC is largely self-sustaining and earns around 95% of its income through the sale of publications and training. DSC is a registered charity, limited by guarantee. The trustees of the charity are also members and directors of the company.
To support the VCSE sector under these exceptional circumstances, we've temporarily made our online Funding Directory accessible to all. Usually a benefit for our Silver and Gold Membership+ supporters, the resource contains the details of more than 100 charitable trusts and foundations that are actively funding charities and community groups in the North East region.
The directory is regularly reviewed and updated, and is searchable by area of work, geography, type of funding and grant amount.