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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


Effective partnership between Community Foundations and Comic Relief

Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, praised the long-standing partnership between Community Foundations and Comic Relief in building stronger communities.  Talking to Third Sector magazine, he paid special tribute […]

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New £40m fund should be informed by local knowledge

In July the Community Foundation took part in consultations on a new £40 million government fund to help medium-sized voluntary organisations and social enterprises become more sustainable. The fund will […]

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Five ways to tackle inequality at a grassroots level

“It is only through working directly with communities that it’s possible to deliver real social change”, writes UK Community Foundation’s Kate Stewart for the Guardian. Kate Stewart, Partnerships Director at […]

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

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