North East Charity Awards return to celebrate 10th year

The North East Charity Awards 2023 at the Fed, Gateshead
The North East Charity Awards 2023 at the Fed, Gateshead -Credit:Newcastle Chronicle


Awards which celebrate the best of the North East’s charity sector - as well as the companies and individuals who support it - are returning for the 10th year.

The North East Charity Awards will celebrate its milestone event at The Fed in Gateshead on September 19. The event - which will see 12 prizes presented to the region’s best charities, fundraisers and volunteers - are organised by The Journal and the Gazette, our sister on Teesside.

Last year the top North East Charity of the Year prize was won by Stockton-based Daisy Chain, with other winners including Just for Women, Open Clasp Theatre Company and Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives.

North East Charity Awards logo
North East Charity Awards logo -Credit:Reach plc

The awards are being partnered by RBC Brewin Dolphin, who have been headline sponsors since the beginning of the awards, with the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear Northumberland, and the County Durham Community Foundation as associate partners. There will also be support from voluntary sector group VONNE, Banks Group, Muckle LLP, the Newcastle Hospitals Charity Karbon Homes, Millfield House Foundation and Eldon Square.

Jeffrey Ball, RBC Brewin Dolphin charity investment manager and co-founder of the awards, said: “RBC Brewin Dolphin as a firm are excited to celebrate these awards in their landmark 10th year, and are proud to have been apart of them since they were created. We still have tremendous enthusiasm for the event as it shines a light on the brilliant work done by our charities, as well as charity leaders and individual fundraisers throughout the North East of England.

"Our role at RBC Brewin Dolphin is to help charities make their money work harder, generating a better return than cash and provide an income that forms part of a diversified funding strategy. By making the right investment decision today, we can support our community, both now and for years to come.”

Journal editor Graeme Whitfield said: “The Charity Awards are always a special night and I’m thrilled that this year will mark their 10th anniversary. I hope as many charities and their supporters as possible enter the awards so we can provide recognition for the people and organisations that do so much for this region.”

More details on the awards, and entry forms, can be found at https://northeastcharityawards.co.uk/. Anyone with queries relating to the categories, criteria, eligibility for entry should contact Dawn Owens, events director at dawn@hold-events.co.uk or 07789 666437.

The categories are:

Trustee Board of the Year

Uniquely North East Award - sponsored by VONNE

Outstanding Social Enterprise Award

Charity Champion of the Year - sponsored by Banks Group

Corporate Charity Partnership

Young Charity Champion of the Year - sponsored by Newcastle Hospitals Charity

Small Charity of the Year - sponsored by Karbon Homes

Rising Star Award

North East Charity of the Year sponsored by Muckle LLP

Outstanding Contribution to Social Change - sponsored by Millfield House Foundation

Charity Leader of the Year - sponsored by RBC Brewin Dolphin

Special Recognition Award - sponsored by Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear Northumberland, and the County Durham Community Foundation