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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

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Gateshead’s ‘Billy Elliot’ leaps at the chance of a £39,000 scholarship to a London dance school

Two arts funds at the Community Foundation have helped a top young talent secure a scholarship at a prestigious dance school in London. Gateshead teenager, Kyle Jones, has been offered a […]

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North East voluntary organisations up for National Lottery Awards

  Two North East charities have been nominated for a national award. National Lottery Good Causes has seven categories in total with a £2,000 prize and a national TV spot […]

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Remembering Carole Howells MBE

Carole Howells MBE, a major figure in the North East charity sector, and in the history of the Community Foundation, sadly died on 24 June 2015. Carole was the Director […]

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