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Welcome to the Community Foundation

We strengthen communities and enrich local life by inspiring and supporting effective giving

We ensure the generosity of individuals, families, businesses and charities is matched with excellent groups and individuals that bring people together, provide great services and activities and make our area a better place to enjoy life. To apply for a grant or other support, click here.

Across our region, the case for supporting local communities has never been stronger. To read about the people who are already enjoying the rewards of giving back to their communities, click here.

Anyone can become a philanthropist through the Community Foundation. To find out how you can be the next, click here.


Latest Community Foundation news

Emma Newton Tribute

Remembering Emma

  Emma died when a tree fell on her car on May 23 2011 aged just 18.  Her family and friends felt the need to do something positive and created […]

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Opportunity for community groups in Tynedale

The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is inviting applications from community projects based in the Tynedale area. Funding is available for community groups and charitable organisations for activities, […]

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The Ridley Family Charity

The Ridley Family Charity is inviting applications for its next grants round in September 2014.The application closing date is Friday 22 August 2014 and applications should be made directly to […]

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Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - Enriching lives through effective giving

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