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.

The Environmental Grants Programme award grants of up to £2,000 to help organisations improve their local environment. Organisations are able to apply once per calendar year.

 

We are interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people's lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment.

Guidelines and Application

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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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