Community Involvement

North OYT ImageNorth is committed to its communities where our staff live and work and over the past two years we have fostered relationships with not-for-profit organisations through the donation of funds from our 150 year fund.

In addition, North works closely with the Community Foundation in the North East who manages donations on our behalf. North also supports a number of charitable organisations in the region such as BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Trinity House.

Our CSR ethic is not limited to charitable donations alone. We also encourage engagement with local communities and charitable initiatives through the interaction and involvement of our staff - leveraging the skills and experience of our people. Our North Group CSR Volunteer Team consists of a group of staff from North who have volunteered to give their time and skills to assist with worthy regional charitable initiatives and projects.

We would like to hear from you if you have any suggestions on projects or initiatives which the CSR Volunteer Team might be able to assist with. Please contact us through

North 150 Fund
North marked its 150th anniversary in 2010 by establishing a charitable fund - North 150 Fund. We are extremely grateful for the very generous donations we received from shipowners, maritime brokers, maritime lawyers and our correspondents around the world, as well as from staff - a dedicated group whom also organised a 150 miles sponsored bike ride along the Hadrian's Cycleway.

Together we raised over US$85,000 (£53,000), following which the main board directors agreed to top up the balance to US$150,000 (£93,600) for our nominated charities:

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North's Community Based Charities

Since 2010, our staff have been dedicated to fundraising initiatives both in-house, locally and within the wider shipping market and therefore the North 150 Fund will be topped up and used to support our initiatives going forward. In addition to our nominated charities listed above, North works closely with the Community Foundation who manages bids on our behalf for local projects in the North East.

Great Ormond Street Hospital - OSCAR Campaign
Oscar LogoThe OSCAR (Ocean and Shipping Community Advancing Children’s Health and Research) campaign is an innovative fundraising partnership uniting the international shipping community to raise significant funds towards areas of urgent need at Great Ormond Street Hospital. North’s Joint Managing Director, Paul Jennings, is a member of the OSCAR campaign board.

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Showing Your Support

Should you wish to show your support by making a donation to the North 150 Fund, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the North 150 Fund, please contact our CSR Committee at