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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


Regional winner of North East charity award announced by Garfield Weston Foundation

The first ever North East regional winner of the Weston Charity Awards, that sees charities across the North of England being mentored by senior business leaders, has been revealed. Over […]

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Senior Woman Warming Hands By Fire At Home

Sir Nigel Sherlock backs Surviving Winter Campaign to keep our communities warm

More than 1 in 9 homes in the North East experience from fuel poverty, according to Government statistics The North East has the second highest percentage of homes experiencing fuel […]

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Northumbrian Water a continued source of support for local communities

Ten organisations from across the north east region have benefited from a share of more than £8,000 in the past year from the Northumbrian Water Fund at the Community Foundation […]

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

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