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Find a Funder is an online funding search tool brought to you by Middlesbrough Council and MVDA.

Find a Funder allows you to search through hundreds of funding opportunities from government, Lottery, charitable trusts and other sources available to voluntary sector organisations. It also includes contracting and commissioning opportunities. It's quick and easy to register, and you'll also have the option to sign up to a free funding news email.

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Find a Funder training sessions

Training sessions on using Find a Funder are available, see our Events page for details. Sessions are aimed at community and voluntary sector groups looking for grant funding.

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Sign up to our free Find a Funder Fortnightly ebulletin which will provide you with:

  • Latest news from findafunder.info
  • Interest pieces on financial resilience
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Fundraising resources and training
  • Funding success stories

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Funding to help you get through the Covid-19 crisis

MVDA has run a search for all the Covid-19 funds on Find a Funder. These funds might help you to look after people during the crisis, help you to keep your organisation afloat so you can support people once the crisis is over or address some of the emerging effects of the pandemic.

You can find the search results in this PDF document (updated August 2021).

Middlesbrough Council Community Grant Fund

Grants of up to £1500 are available through the Community Grant Fund.

Currently, grants for activities linked to coronavirus (COVID-19) will be prioritised, but requests will also be welcomed for funding for activity which will take place once restrictions are lifted.

There are two different funds in the Community Grant Fund programme: the Small Grants Fund and the Community Chest, find out more.

FINE Online Funding Directory

The Funding Information North East online funding directory contains the details of over 100 charitable trusts and foundations actively funding charities and community groups in the North East.

Regularly reviewed and updated, you can search the Directory for areas of work, geography, type of funding and grant amount.

The FINE directory is currently open to all as part of VONNE's support to the North East VCSE sector during the Covid-19 crisis.

Need help with funding?

We can help with:

  • costing your activity or services
  • exploring sources of income
  • understanding funders’ requirements
  • understanding procurement processes
  • preparing applications and bids

Contact us for more information, or check out our Resources page.