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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


Sir Nigel Sherlock, KCVO OBE JP appointed a Patron of the Community Foundation

Sir Nigel Sherlock, KCVO OBE JP has become an honorary Patron of the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland following an invitation from its President, His Grace the Duke […]

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High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Charity Golf Day Challenge

On 15 May 2015 the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear Golf Challenge will be held at the Northumberland Golf Club. Golfers will have a chance to play the North […]

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Important news for all applicants to the Community Foundation Online monitoring and impact reporting is coming into effect from Monday 13 April 2015

From Monday 13 April 2015 we are making some important changes to the way we ask you to provide feedback on grants. There are two changes being made. The first […]

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

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