Registered Charity No. 1164578
“Whoever the victim, and whatever the crime, we will always put them first and give the best possible support, care and advice”

Our Funders

We are fortunate to receive the majority of our funding from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, but are always looking to secure additional funding to ensure all victims of crime receive an enhanced service and to ensure the future growth and sustainability of the charity.

Even small offers of support can help us pilot new ideas or continue providing the services we do, ensuring continuty and an excellent service to victims of crime.

Recently we have been extremly fortunate to recieve funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the players of the lottery to fund work supporting victims of stalking and harassment and raising awareness of this type of crime.  We are incredibly grateful for this funding and look forward to getting started.

Our Enhanced service, which helps support vulnerable victims of crime in particular the young and the elderly navigate through the court system and also provides support throughout the journey, was given a great boost recently by the Sir James Knott fund. This means more people can be supported through what is often a daunting experience and we are thrilled to be able to support people in this way.

Great big thanks to County Durham Community Foundation who through money from the Tampon Tax fund, have supported our work with women and girls with complex needs and have experienced sexual violence. This work is so important in helping vulnerable females access the right support and cope, recover and move on from what it is they have experienced.

The Shears Foundation have recently funded us to expand on our Hate Crime work and do some further work raising awareness of hate crime in BME communities and promoting the support we can provide. This is fantastic as it allows us to reach out to some of the most disenfranchised communities in our region and build relationships with them. We are hugely thankful for this funding and helping more people through Hate Crime.

We were absolutley delighted to recieve funding from the Peoples Postcode Trust and the players of the lottery to fund an Outreach Worker who will provide support and raise awareness of hate crime across the region. Attending events and being a specific point of contact and link between the communities suceptible to hate crime. We are incredibly grateful for this funding and look forward to expanding our work in this area.

We were recently delighted to have been awarded funding from the Hospital of God at Greatham to fund our work in providing Restorative Justice across the region in particular to victims of hate crime. This work will allow us to offer victims of hate crime a voice, help them to move forward positivley and find a sense of closure, as well as having a positive effect on future offending.

Recently The Newcastle Building Society through the Community Foundation were generous enough to provide us with funding to enhance our services to victims of Sexual Violence. This is incredibly important work and we are delighted to be able to carry this out by way of the grant we were given.

We are incredibly grateful to the Joicey Trust for complimenting our new funded Hate Crime Outreach Worker post with funding to produce a series of Hate Crime videos – using stories from people with Lived Experience to promote the message of hate crime and to help educate and raise awareness with others.

In 2018 we were very grateful to recieve funding from the Sir Jules Thorn Trust/Ann Rylands Trust to fund an Interactive Courtroom facility for our website. This easy to use resource was created with ease of use in mind primarily for younger victims of crime but for anyone struggling to understand the often confusing process with an aim to improving court attendance and the victim journey. You can find this Interactive Courtroom here.

We have also been delighted to have been chosen by two of our local Waitrose & Partners stores as their charity of the month, Moto services in Washington’s – Moto in the Community Fund and Warburtons Community Fund have all also contributed much needed funds to our Trauma Teddy scheme and work with Children and young people recently, also allowing us to purchase resources to aid our staff learning and to help with victims cope and recovery.

We really appreciate all the support we recieve and every peny donated helps us to continue to provide the best service possible to victims of crime across the region.

Thank you!

If you are a funder and are interested in our work and want to find out more – please contact our Fundraising Co-ordinator Danni Wylde on 0191 4373212 or email her at danielle.wylde@victimsfirstnorthumbria.org.uk