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Alison Collins

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Alison is an Investment Manager for the North East Social Investment Fund.


Alison works closely with charities and social enterprises from across the North East, identifying opportunities to invest in sustainable, impactful organisations.


Alison is experienced in social investment having spent several years managing and creating investments across a range of funds aimed at the not for profit sector in England whilst at The Social Investment Business. Alison also has experience of delivering loan and grant funding for small to medium size start-up businesses in the North East and has experience of fundraising and corporate sponsorship within the not for profit sector. Having joined Northstar from Durham University where Alison worked closely with academic and professional support staff in business development and research impact and engagement roles, Alison has expertise in identifying and managing partnerships, developing collaborative research activities and associated funding bids and in undertaking impact tracking and reporting.


Alison is a Trustee of Citizens Advice County Durham with a particular focus on supporting the Research and Campaigns arm of the organisation.

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