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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


£2m to help young people in the North East

A major new fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has been set up by the Wellesley Trust, a historic North East charity that once ran a …

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All hands on deck for Whitley Bay Sea Cadets

Whitley Bay Sea Cadets has been awarded £3,809 by the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland towards the cosmetic renovation of its headquarters. The cadet force is now calling …

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Big Society

Not So Big Society

In April the National Council for Voluntary Organisations claimed that the third sector is now demonstrably shrinking in size. The latest snapshot survey of the North East community and voluntary …

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

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