A major focus of our work is the support for local groups who share our aims.
We can support local groups with insurance, holding funds, and support for grant applications. To be eligible for this support your organisation will need to become a Section of the Friends.
A Section is a paid up member group operating by using the Friends of the North Pennines’ (FOTNP) constitution. Normally the Friends would hold all your funds and administer them through the charity’s bank account in a restricted fund. For certain groups it may be possible to make alternative arrangements.
There are currently two sections of the Friends:
Meeting to discover, watch and record wildlife in Weardale and encourage and support others to do so
Allen Valleys Wildlife Group
Meeting to discover, watch and record wildlife in the Allen Valleys and encourage and support others to do so
To be fair to both the FOTNP board and the section an agreement between the two parties outlining how each is to behave, stating what each can do and should expect from each other is drawn up and signed. Should your group be interested in becoming a section of the Friends of the North Pennines please download and complete the agreement below.
As a registered charity the FOTNP has to operate to the standards required by the Charity Commission which regulates all charities.