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

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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.

Gateshead Volunteers Month 2017

The Fund provides small grants of up to £300 to enable VCS groups to organise or take part in events during June 2017 to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering and to celebrate the positive contribution made by existing volunteers. The programme runs until 31 May 2017 and organisations are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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.

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.

The Wellesley Trust Community First

Youth projects based in and working in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington.