Moor funding available

The Moor Acorn Fund was set up in 2007 by Anthony Grezo and his family.

The Moor Acorn Fund has matured to a full fund in just 3 years thanks to regular contributions from Anthony Grezo and his family. The Fund will now benefit young people’s health in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham. He said:

“We’re all delighted that the Fund has matured so quickly, we have three children so can really identify with children’s health issues and are looking forward to making grants as a family as well as continuing to grow the Fund with further regular payments.”

You can set up an Acorn Fund from as little as £65 per month, for more information email Peter Storey or call 0191 222 0945.

Charitable trusts and foundations in the North East have set out their response to the public sector cuts, because of concerns about how people and communities may be affected by more limited funding for the voluntary sector. The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has issued a joint statement on behalf of the North East Trust Secretaries Group, an informal network, which it convenes. Aimed at the voluntary sector, public bodies and other funders, the statement sets out trusts and foundations’ future role in grant-making, leadership and collaborating with public bodies.

The key points are:

  • Trusts and foundations in North East England have funds available now for grants to voluntary groups. Some can also offer support for training and development.
  • Trusts and Foundations do not, however, have the resources to fill the gaps caused by the loss of public sector funding.
  • As independent bodies, trusts and foundations must focus on their charitable purposes. They may not be able to directly replace public funding.
  • North East Trusts and Foundations will encourage others to increase their funding in the North East, support more giving and volunteering, and promote local causes.
  • Trusts and Foundations want to contribute to discussions with public sector partners to ensure the best results for North East communities.

Rob Williamson, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation said:

“We have a brilliant voluntary sector in North East England. But services, activities and volunteering are now all under pressure. As charitable funders, we can play our part, but we must be realistic about the extent of our resources. “At the Community Foundation, as well as collaborating with other funders, we will be working harder than ever to encourage giving, since there has never been a more important time to support local causes.”

Download the full statement below.

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Posted on 12/11/2010 @ 1:19 pm
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