How to apply

There are two application channels for groups:

General Community Foundation grants

A general application is the best way to apply to the Community Foundation. Once information is received we will try to match your needs to one or more of our donor funds.

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Current calls for applications


The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust

Applicants must provide a letter of application not exceeding 2,000 words in length (approx. 4 sides of A4).

The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust will fund charitable activities benefitting residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Priority will be given to those which ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of individuals within that community.

Comic Relief Community Cash 2017

Grants will be used to support work where there is clear evidence of a beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. We are looking for a wide range of projects that are able to deliver social outcomes.

David Dockray’s West End Young People’s

To support children and young people's projects in the West End of Newcastle. Grants for individuals are also available.

The EDF-ER Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

To support community projects within a ten mile radius of EDF Energy Renewables Green Rigg Wind Farm.

Guy Readman Endowment Fund – Philanthropy Tackling Poverty 2017

The Fund aims to support projects which address poverty-related issues in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards Scheme

To reward young people in Northumberland for their contribution to the community

Innogy Renewables UK Middlemoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The RWE Innogy UK Middlemoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund makes grants to voluntary and community projects based in the Parish of Eglingham.

John D Grassroots

Creative projects in Tyne & Wear that encourage young people to achieve and raise their aspirations through arts activities.

Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) – Fast Track System

To support community groups in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to take action on, and educate and raise awareness of environmental issues in their local area.