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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

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Important notice: office move and temporary closure

  In late August, the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland will be moving to new premises in Gosforth. Please note the Community Foundation will be temporarily closed from […]

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Philanthropist unveils vision for the future with founding grant of £50k to TyneMet’s IGNITE Centre

The Platten Family Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has made a founding grant of £50,000 to support the creation of the IGNITE Centre for Engineering […]

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How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime?

The Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) at the Community Foundation is backing national campaign #KeepItInTheGround which encourages people to think about the impact of fossil fuel use. Established in 2006, […]

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Staff member recognised at celebratory awards dinner

Sue Martin, Grant Programme Executive at the Community Foundation was recognised for her volunteering contribution to Sported at an awards ceremony at the House of Lords last week. The inaugural […]

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

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