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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


Winter mortality and fuel poverty still an issue despite latest findings from ONS

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new statistics on excess winter deaths in the UK. The report states that the excess winter mortality index was highest in the […]

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Lyn Shears honoured for arts philanthropy in the North East

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales has honoured philanthropists for their dedication to supporting the arts. Lyn Shears and the late Trevor Shears OBE were recognised for their contribution […]

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Weston Charity Awards

Weston Charity Awards

  Twelve Weston Charity Awards are available throughout the North of England, in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community that are working at a grass-roots level directly with beneficiaries. The awards […]

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

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