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Knowledge and research

Through our research, collaborations and special initiatives, we champion important issues across North East England.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs is our flagship initiative to guide effective giving by sharing knowledge gathered from statistics, local experts and from community foundation funding. By digging deeper into the vital issues affecting our communities, we help to make sure that philanthropy is investing areas critical to people’s quality of life.

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Third Sector Trends

Our ground-breaking study of the scale, dynamics and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in North East England.

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Good to Give Guide

Our Good to Give Guide is a short, curated list of organisations we know well which are tackling the most pressing challenges facing our communities.

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