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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


Seven New Energy Schemes Awarded Funding By Northern Powergrid Seed Fund

Seven local groups have been awarded a share of a £50,000 Northern Powergrid funding pot aimed at enabling new energy schemes to flourish in local communities. The Northern Powergrid Seed […]

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Youngsters take a bow at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project has established a new archery programme thanks to funding from the CNL Young People’s Fund and the North 150 Fund and at the Community Foundation. Cramlington […]

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Healthier Homes initiative helps Gateshead residents to cook on a budget

The Gateshead Housing Company and its partners are helping local people to cook healthily while watching the purse strings. ‘Healthier Homes’ is a project designed to engage families in a […]

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It’s Time to Talk in Blyth and Sunderland

Our “Time to Talk” sessions offer an opportunity to meet staff of the Community Foundation and share questions, learn tips on applying for funding, tell us about your group’s plans, […]

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

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