Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 11
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 19 ?

VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS' NETWORK NORTH EAST 

VONNE increases the effectiveness of the voluntary and community sector in the NE of England by developing networks, offering business support, providing information and communications to and about the sector, and advocating for the sector with statutory agencies and other partners.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and a Community Foundation
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity only provides its support via other charities
  • There are 14 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
Established: 23 years

www.vonne.org.uk

vonne@vonne.org.uk

01912332000

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies HouseX

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£1,864£1,243£621£0£1,111£2792.7200
31/03/22£832£720£112£0£490£3375.6141
31/03/21£696£554£142£0£378£276692
31/03/20£374£414£-40n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/19£286£318£-32n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/18*£286£317£-30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£461£519£-57£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16*£370£368£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£399£339£60£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£398£473£-75£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£433£461£-28£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£696£691£5£4£438£3976.960
31/03/11£1,451£1,376£75£4£433£3983.5100
31/03/10£1,230£1,233£-4£12£358£2932.8120
31/03/09*£1,363£1,261£102£4£362£2842.7130
31/03/08£1,104£971£133£6£249£2032.5100
31/03/07£456£505£-49£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£475£403£72£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£374£339£35£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£218£209£9£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 23%
Liabilities/Income: 18%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 25%
Reserves/Spending: 2.7 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 10 months
Quick Ratio: 2.8
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
Who works here?
  • 20 employees
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
National Lottery Community Fund£524,553
Millfield House Foundation£141,296
County Durham Community Foundation£80,031
Lankelly Chase Foundation£60,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£39,120
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
County Durham Community Foundation - Going Green Together
£59,031 28/10/2022
To support greening organisations across County Durham.
County Durham Community Foundation - North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo)
£10,000 01/06/2022
North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo) running costs.
Millfield House Foundation - VONNE
£15,296 01/04/2022
Policy Learning Partnership
National Lottery Community Fund - Digital adoption for the VCSE sector
£31,169 30/03/2022
24
The project will use the funding over two years as match funding for the Digital Pathfinder programme involving multiple voluntary sector organisations across the north east. It aims to encourage ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to VONNE
£10,000 17/03/2022
Core staffing costs towards work supporting the North East VCSE sector in recovery from COVID-19 in 2022/23
National Lottery Community Fund - Going Green Together
£287,120 16/03/2022
The funding will be used towards a 15 month partnership pilot which will offering practical support to voluntary sector and community organisations across the North East region to reduce carbon ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Facilitating the North East & Cumbria Funders Network
£29,662 16/03/2022
24
The project will use the funding over two years continue to facilitate the North East & Cumbria Funders Network to help those in the voluntary sector to connect with one another improve working ....more
Millfield House Foundation - VONNE
£126,000 14/02/2022
Core funding
County Durham Community Foundation - To support the work of VONNE during CV19 recovery
£5,000 12/11/2020
To support the work of VONNE during CV19 recovery.
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid 19- VONNE support to the North East VCSE sector
£38,602 23/10/2020
5
The funding will enable the project to provide support to the region's voluntary organisations which have been heavily impacted on due to the pandemic. This aims to ensure there is effective and ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support, coordination and consultation with Tyne & Wear and Northumberland community groups and charities in the wake of Covid-19
£9,560 06/10/2020
Support, coordination and consultation with Tyne & Wear and Northumberland community groups and charities in the wake of Covid-19
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - support, coordination and consultation with Tyne & Wear and Northumberland community groups and charities in the wake of Covid-19
£9,560 06/10/2020
support, coordination and consultation with Tyne & Wear and Northumberland community groups and charities in the wake of Covid-19
County Durham Community Foundation - Civd-19 supporting the VCSE sector from crisis to recovery
£6,000 05/05/2020
To support Coivd-19 supporting the VCSE sector from crisis to recovery.
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - additional charitable expenditure incurred in supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
£10,000 30/04/2020
additional charitable expenditure incurred in supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lankelly Chase Foundation - Grant to Voluntary Organisations' Network NE (VONNE)
£60,000 14/04/2020
Voluntary Organisations' Network NE (VONNE)
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Salary costs for an interim Director for the VONNE climate change project
£10,000 20/11/2019
Salary costs for an interim Director for the VONNE climate change project
National Lottery Community Fund - VONNE
£126,500 15/10/2019
36
VONNE
National Lottery Community Fund - A new eco-system of VCSE support
£11,500 18/07/2019
12
The funding will provide the organisation to lay the groundwork and explore the potential to bring together a number of community action groups to create a larger piece of work for the community, as ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - contribution to Connect Fund programme delivery
£3,000 13/03/2019
contribution to Connect Fund programme delivery
Millfield House Foundation - VONNE
£126,000 04/02/2019
Core funding
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Voluntary Organisation's Network North East (VONNE)
£5,000 24/07/2018
12
Towards an initiative to increase understanding, engagement and uptake of social investment in the north east
Barrow Cadbury Trust - North East – Investing for social impact
£40,000 08/02/2018
15
To engage VCSEs and stakeholders in the North East to develop a strategy for social investment
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support the ongoing management and work of FINE (Funding Information North East) by VONNE
£10,000 23/10/2017
Support the ongoing management and work of FINE (Funding Information North East) by VONNE
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Towards Partnership support for the management and development of FINE (Funding Information North East) including the NE Funders Netowkr)
£10,000 21/11/2016
Towards Partnership support for the management and development of FINE (Funding Information North East) including the NE Funders Netowkr)
National Lottery Community Fund - North East Funders Network Pilot Proposal
£10,000 30/09/2016
12
North East Funders Network Pilot Proposal
Millfield House Foundation - VONNE
£120,000 20/06/2016
Core funding
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - Support the takeover and ongoing management of FINE (Funding Information North East) by VONNE
£10,000 29/02/2016
Support the takeover and ongoing management of FINE (Funding Information North East) by VONNE
National Lottery Community Fund - NELEP Socially Inclusive Economic Growth
£11,918 13/03/2015
9
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - NELEP - Socially inclusive economic growth
£30,000 03/10/2014
6
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Redesign of VONNE website
£10,000 09/04/2014
12
Not Available
Millfield House Foundation - VONNE
£75,000 21/06/2013
Core funding
National Lottery Community Fund - North Eastern LEP area Development Programme
£15,000 04/09/2012
12
This application is from Voluntary organisations' Network North East (VONNE), a registered charity and company based in Newcastle, serving the development of the Talent match partnership in the North ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (14)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 12/14 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 33-66
  • ALISON DUNN (Chair) Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Chief Executive
  • ADAM HILL Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Company Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 12/12/2000, number: 1084083
  • Registered at Companies House on 30/08/2000, number: 04061592
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR18: 1 days late, AR16: 2 days late, AR09: 39 days late, AR06: 325 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

Voluntary Organisations Network
4th Floor
MEA House
Ellison Place
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Objectives

TO PROMOTE SUCH PURPOSES AS ARE CHARITABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES FOR THE PUBLIC IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND BY:PROVIDING A CHANNEL OF INFORMATION BETWEEN VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND LOCAL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN THE REGION PROVIDING A NETWORK OF COMMUNICATION FOR VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND AGENCIES IN THE REGIONBRINGING TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVES OF VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, STATUTORY AUTHORITIES AND OTHER AGENCIES IN TH E REGION TO IDENTIFY THE FUNDING AND POLICY NEEDS OF VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

Defined Area of Benefit:

NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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