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Welcome to the Northern Inclusion Consortium

We are the North’s leading charity consortium, representing four major charities and delivering services to 100,000 people across the North East and Yorkshire, many of whom face multiple complex needs such as homelessness, exclusion, mental ill-health, and addiction.

What we do

We have an extensive network of VCS organisations that we can rely on for joined-up, collaborative, and partnership work across a variety of thematic areas within health, social care, housing, and criminal justice systems.

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Our current projects

We are currently delivering two projects across the North East. These projects are joint-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities initiative, and they have a total value of £13.2 million.

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Who we are

We are a group of four leading North East charities: Changing Lives, DISC, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, and Mental Health Concern. We each have a well-established commitment to delivering community-based services for people with complex needs.

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Latest News for Northern Inclusion Consortium

Tender opportunity: BAME support

The Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) (an established partnership of four of the North East’s largest charities – Humankind, Groundwork, Changing Lives and Mental…

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Get in touch


  • Northern Inclusion Consortium
  • 36 Brenkley Way
  • Seaton Burn
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE13 6DS
  • 01325 529 210
  • info@niconsortium.org

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