Grant maker

Community Foundation Serving Tyne & Wear And Northumberland

Who they support

Individual grants are particularly targeted towards young people leaving care, those in education and those developing talents in the arts, sports and science. Group grants are more flexible, and they make grants to a wide range of voluntary and community organisations.

Grant criteria

Accepting applications from individuals or groups. Their main area of benefit is Tyne & Wear (Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland) and Northumberland. If your work benefits all or part of this area, you can apply at any time. If your work is in Durham, the Tees Valley or elsewhere in the UK, only apply if a current call for applications is available to award funding in those areas. Otherwise, applications will not be eligible.

Grant details

Applicants don't have to be a registered charity, but the work you want them to fund must be legally charitable. They can only make grants for general running costs or unrestricted purposes to charities. If you are any other sort of organisation, funding must be restricted for a charitable purpose. Your organisation must have a governing document (a constitution, rules, articles of association etc.), a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals, and a bank account in the group’s name with at least two unrelated signatories. You must also have adequate safeguarding arrangements in place. Community Interest Companies (CICs) or other social enterprises that are not charities can apply for the charitable costs of starting up the enterprise, setting up to trade goods in a new market or developing new goods and services to trade in line with a sound business plan. The Foundation does not normally support CICs and other non-charity social enterprises with the costs of continuing services, which should be financed by the sale of goods and services in line with the governance model they have chosen. They mainly make small grants of £1,000 to £10,000. The average grant is around £6,000. They don’t accept applications for less than £750. Some funds make larger grants and when this is the case, a call will be made for applications stating the amounts available. Occasionally larger awards are available, where combine contributions from different funds are combine to address a particular issue.

Application procedure

Applications are considered all year round from organisations in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland with no set deadlines or special requirements. You just need to complete a general application form on their website. They will assess your proposed activity and see if they have one or more funds available that could support you. If they do, they will assess your application for those funds. For eligible applications, they aim to give you a decision within 12 weeks of receiving all the information needed. If your application fits one of the funds available but it will take more than 12 weeks to make a decision, you will be contacted.


Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 1101 significant donations totalling £11,084,168

When Amount Grantee To be used for
£10,000 Churches Together in South Tyneside Supporting older people during the Covid19 outbreak
£5,000 MHA North Shields Live At Home Scheme Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£5,000 Newcastle Vision Support (formerly NSBP) Supporting older people during the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Age UK North Tyneside Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 The Cedarwood Trust Supporting older people during the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Bell View (Belford) Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Scotswood Natural Community Garden Supporting older people during the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Age UK Sunderland Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Age UK Northumberland Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 SEARCH - Services For Older People Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
£10,000 Methodist Homes Chopwell and Rowlands Gill Live at Home Scheme Unrestricted support for the charity’s activities following the Covid19 outbreak
07/05/2020 £5,000 Dementia Matters Support for people with dementia affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £3,000 Glendale Gateway Trust Support for the organisation's running costs during the Covid-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £1,000 Glendale Gateway Trust Support for the residents of Wooler and surrounding districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/05/2020 £5,000 Newcastle upon Tyne YMCA Supporting families living in poverty and older adults in Byker and Walker who are hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak
07/05/2020 £10,000 North East Law Centre Support for people on low incomes in Tyne & Wear during the COVID-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £10,000 Pallion Action Group Support for local residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £5,000 Newcastle Carers Support for carers in Newcastle during the Covid 19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £5,000 North East Wellbeing Support for children in West Newcastle affected by COVID-19
07/05/2020 £5,000 North Tyneside Carers Centre Support for carers affected by COVID-19
07/05/2020 £8,775 Sunderland Samaritans Support for local residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain core services
07/05/2020 £10,000 Friends of the Drop-In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Support for asylum seekers and refugees affected by the COVID-19 crisis
07/05/2020 £5,000 Reviving the Heart of the West End Ltd Support for local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £5,740 Wor Hoose Community Project Support for the residents of the charity's area of benefit during the Covid 19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £10,000 North East Autism Society Support for people with autism and their carers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
07/05/2020 £5,000 Building Futures East Support for local residents affected by the Covid 19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £5,000 Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services Support for services to people experiencing domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
07/05/2020 £10,000 Riverside Community Health Project Additional support for local residents during the COVID 19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £1,000 West End Women and Girls Centre Covid 19 response - creative resources for families in lock down
30/04/2020 £1,000 Pennywell Youth Project creative activity packs for young people during Covid 19 crisis
30/04/2020 £10,000 Gateshead Crossroads Caring for Carers Support for carers in Gateshead affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Voluntary and Community Action Sunderland Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Inspire South Tyneside Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Support for victims of sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 Family Gateway Support for local residents in North and South Tyneside affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Northumberland CVA Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 Community and Voluntary Action Blyth Valley Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Easington Lane Community Access Point Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 If U Care Share This award will Support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Tyne & Wear, in particular suicide prevention Support
30/04/2020 £5,000 The Great North Air Ambulance Service Additional costs for services in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 VONNE Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Connected Voice Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting community and voluntary groups during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 LD North East Support for people with learning disabilities in North Tyneside affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA) Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing Support to individuals affected by the outbreak’
30/04/2020 £7,500 Out of Sight Support for visually impaired children and young people and their families during the Covid-19 outbreak
30/04/2020 £5,000 Apna Ghar Minority Ethnic Women Centre Support for BAME communities in South Tyneside affected by COVID-19
30/04/2020 £5,000 Bright Futures NE Support for vulnerable young women during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £5,000 Community Action Northumberland Additional charitable expenditure incurred in Supporting charities and other community organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing Support to individuals affected by the outbreak’
30/04/2020 £5,000 St Chad's Community Project Support for local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £10,000 Changing Lives Support for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
30/04/2020 £750 Family Gateway Creative resource packs for families to access online content during Covid 19
30/04/2020 £750 Churches Together in South Tyneside Creative resource packs for families to access online content during Covid 19
24/04/2020 £750 Berwick upon Tweed Community Development Trust Support for food bank activity relating to the Covid19 crisis
24/04/2020 £10,000 Tynedale Hospice at Home Additional costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £10,000 The North Northumberland Hospice Additional costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £10,000 St Oswalds Hospice Additional costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £5,000 Northumbrian Citizens Advice Bureau Supporting people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £10,000 Disability North Supporting people with disabilities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £10,000 Percy Hedley Foundation Additional costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £5,000 Samaritans of Tyneside the costs of meeting additional needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £10,000 West End Women and Girls Centre Services to women and girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
24/04/2020 £5,000 St Anthony's Youth Education & Support Support for young people in East Newcastle affected by COVID-19
24/04/2020 £5,000 Pennywell Neighbourhood Centre Support for local residents affected by COVID-19
24/04/2020 £5,000 Jewish Community Council of Gateshead Support for vulnerable members of the Jewish community affected by COVID-19
24/04/2020 £5,000 Fighting All Cancers Together Support to people with cancer and their carers affected by COVID-19 in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
24/04/2020 £10,000 Back on the Map Support for people in the charity's area of benefit affected by COVID-19
24/04/2020 £10,000 Action Foundation Support to refugees and asylum seekers in Tyne & Wear affected by COVID-19
09/04/2020 £10,000 Durham Christian Partnership Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Sunderland
09/04/2020 £5,000 The BAY Foodbank Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £4,000 West Northumberland Food Bank Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £4,000 Wansbeck Valley Food Bank Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £5,000 Churches Together in South Tyneside Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £5,000 Caring Hands Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £5,000 The Bede Foodbank T/A Newcastle West End Foodbank Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
09/04/2020 £8,000 Gateshead Foodbank Providing food and other essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
02/04/2020 £1,245 Community Action Northumberland Support for the Covid19 crisis response work in Coquetdale
27/03/2020 £5,000 Berwick upon Tweed Community Development Trust food bank activity relating to the Covid19 crisis
27/03/2020 £5,000 Social Mobility Foundation Additional Support to the "Guy Readman Rising Stars" in Newcastle, in the light of the Covid19 crisis
28/02/2018 £4,800 Seaham Music Academy Seaham Music Academy
28/02/2018 £11,180 YOUNG ASIAN VOICES Towards decated work with girls and young women from black and ethnic minority communities in Sunderland
28/02/2018 £9,546 Corbridge Youth Initiative Core costs Year 1
28/02/2018 £9,350 Fencehouses Community Association Giving continuity to our work with young people Year 1
28/02/2018 £3,480 Lesbury Village Hall Community hall roof repairs
28/02/2018 £10,000 Northumberland Wildlife Trust Changing lives through nature - developing wildlife workshops for schools
28/02/2018 £10,000 QUEENS HALL ARTS The Projectors Youth Theatre Year 1
28/02/2018 £15,090 The Children's Foundation Ltd The Nurture Project
28/02/2018 £9,660 Youth Homeless North East Why do I feel like this?
28/02/2018 £9,606 Sunderland North Family Zone Mobile Community Pantry
28/02/2018 £5,640 Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum Out of the area trips and activities
28/02/2018 £20,000 Warriors Community Project MUGA for Whitehills Community Centre
28/02/2018 £3,000 Blyth Resource and Initiative Centre (BRIC) Improving Employment chances
28/02/2018 £10,000 Oasis Aquila Housing In Your Pocket
28/02/2018 £3,000 Elsdon Village Hall Replacement of Staging
28/02/2018 £4,000 Bensham and Saltwell Alive Alive Wires Youth Club
28/02/2018 £4,350 The Cedarwood Trust bRidges to the past
28/02/2018 £8,423 Sheffield Citizens Advice and Law Centre Energy Advice for the Deaf Community
28/02/2018 £3,500 Bliss Services Limited Helping people move out of poverty. Living better quality lives
28/02/2018 £11,565 Corbridge Youth Initiative CYI & HYI Job Clubs
28/02/2018 £15,000 C.H.A.N.C.E. towards continuation and expansion of activities for young people
28/02/2018 £5,000 Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project Ltd Purchase of Box trailer to offer mobile activities for all
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