Grants

If your organisation supports people in the North East of England (the Counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside), you may be eligible to apply to any of our programmes below. If your organisation supports people elsewhere in the England , Scotland and Wales you may be eligible to apply for our Local Community Projects Fund and our Environmental Grants programmes. Please read the criteria for each programme carefully before starting an application.

 

 

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Local Community Projects Fund

Offering a helping hand to community organisations.

The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to help organisations based in local communities to deliver activities that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to. Organisations are able to apply once per calendar year.

 

Local Community Projects help to build resilience within a local community. Trips and activities, such as those enjoyed by Jamie at Pegasus Playscheme (pictured), are great examples of how small grants can make a real difference to local communities.

Guidelines and Application


Environmental Grant

Improving lives by improving the environment.

In 2016, we launched our Environmental Grants Programme funded by the 5p levy on carrier bags donated to us by Greggs plc. Over the last two years, this has enabled us to fund hundreds of fantastic projects which aim to improve the environment and also benefit the wider community. This programme has now closed.

 

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In 2019, we plan to use the funds to deliver larger nationwide projects with some of our key partners which we believe will make a greater impact on both the environment and the communities in which we operate.

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North East Core Funding

Helping charities in the North East of England to thrive.

The North East Core Funding grants programme makes grants to charitable organisations based in the North East of England who make a difference to people in need. Organisations are able to apply every 12 months.

 

North East Core Funding makes grants of up to £45,000 to support charitable organisations in the North East of England. The programme aims to make a lasting difference to organisations in need by making grants that aim to increase the capacity of the organisation to provide quality services. Around £600,000 per year is donated to charities in the North East through this programme.

Guidelines and Application


Hardship Fund

Offering a helping hand when it is needed most.

The Hardship Fund provides grants to people in extreme financial need in the North East of England via recognised social organisations.

 

The hardship fund makes grants of up to £150 to families and individuals in extreme financial hardship. The programme makes grants towards household equipment, such as cookers, fridge freezers and clothing that can make a significant difference to people's lives. Around £300,000 is awarded each year to support people in need.

Guidelines and Application

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