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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


Last chance: High Sheriff Youth Awards 2014-15

The High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Fund recognises and rewards local organisations, big and small, which support children and young people, in a safe and secure environment, to develop […]

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A successful year celebrated at the Community Foundation AGM

On Wednesday 22 October 2014, the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland held its Annual General Meeting at the Sage Gateshead. It was announced that in the year 2013-14 […]

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100 years of Community Foundations worldwide!

The Community Foundation movement celebrates 100 years in 2014. The Cleveland Foundation was conceived in 1914 by banker, attorney and philanthropist Frederick H. Goff for the purpose of pooling the […]

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Nominations for the Beacon Awards 2015 are now open

The Beacon Awards for Philanthropy has launched a search for the most inspirational philanthropists in the UK. Beacon Awards are presented to those whose giving will inspire others to give […]

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

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