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Charity information

Fawside

The charity seeks to address disadvantage and improve the lives of people living in the Allen Valleys area of the remote North Pennines. We do this by running a community office and developing a broad range of community-based project activities addressing everything from childcare provision to affordable housing, rural transport to environmental and heritage conservation. We also own and operate Deneholme, a magnificent Edwardian country mansion, which we have developed into a residential training and conference centre. Deneholme will eventually provide our principal source of income helping us to reduce our previous dependence on grant funding to cover our operational costs. Fundraising will continue to be a big part of what we do, but increasingly this is for real projects that make a real difference to local people's lives - rather than for our general running costs.