Our Funds

This section details the different funds that we hold at the Community Foundation with a sample of case studies. For more information about our different type of funds, please read our Guide to Named Funds.

If you are a group or individual seeking funding, we strongly advise that you do not try to find a particular fund to suit your needs. Through our application process, we will try to match your request with the funds we have. All information you need about how to apply is here




Abbot Memorial

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Field of Interest (FOI)

The Abbot Memorial Fund benefits young people under 18 from Newcastle and Gateshead. Awards are made to those in need and who have been recommended by social services.

Abigail and Stephen Crampton

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support young music students in Newcastle.

Adderstone

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects that help to bring people together and build ‘community glue’, and to promote biodiversity, in Northumberland.

Adrian and Ingrid Gifford

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

AJM

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Akzo Nobel International Paint

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in the Gateshead area.

Allison Greenlees Continuation

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support the Community Foundation’s Vital Funds.

The Amec Foster Wheeler Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To provide bursaries for engineering students at Newcastle University.

Andrew and Charlotte Dixon

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support the arts and culture.

Anonymous L

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in North Northumberland.

Anonymous R

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support grassroots projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

The Appletree

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support general charitable purposes in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Asian

Theme and Affinity Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

Suports voluntary projects working with young people under 18 and older people over 65 in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, including projects that are undertaking multi-cultural work.

Barbara and Chris Beith

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Established by Sir Alan Beith in memory of Barbara and Chris Beith to support educational projects and agricultural students in Northumberland.

Barley Hill Fund

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

To support charitable projects and activities that benefit the residents of the Parish of Healey and Minsteracres in Northumberland.

Barnes

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects, particularly for older people, in former Bedlingtonshire.

Barry and Faga Speker

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support a wide range of projects in Tyne & Wear.

Bellingham

Corporate Giving - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

To support community projects in the North Tyne Valley.

Bellway

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support grassroots projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Benfield Motors

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Berwick Academy Endowment

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To promote the education and development of pupils and former pupils of Berwick Upon Tweed Academy.

Blackett Family Community First

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects in Northumberland with priority for those in the West of the County, in line with the Community First aims.

Bonas Machine Company

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

For projects nominated by Bonas Machine Company Ltd.

Brian Roycroft

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To help young people who have been in local authority care and are now entering adult life, to achieve their aspirations.

Burnell Community First Fund

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

Supports the Northumberland High Sheriff Fund to make awards in recognition of young people’s achievements in Northumberland.

Burnell Family

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Supports the Northumberland High Sheriff Fund to make awards in recognition of young people’s achievements in Northumberland.

C H Wood

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Designated (Des)

For research into heart disease, stroke disease and cancer research within Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Canford Audio

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

Assisting with audio equipment to help with disability or community arts.

Carr-Ellison Charitable Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Designated (Des)

The Carr-Ellison Charitable Trust makes regular donations to charities supported by the Carr-Ellison Family.

Carrie Reay Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support grassroots projects in Tyne and Wear, especially for underprivileged children.

Chapman

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To offer support for youth clubs in Tyne & Wear.

Charles Robert Bell

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Unrestricted

The Charles Robert Bell Fund aims to support those with mental health issues and advancing mental health in North Tyneside, including ex-service personnel.

Christopher Beadle

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes.

Chrysalis

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects for people with learning disabilities.

CNL Young People’s

Corporate Giving - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

The fund will support charities and voluntary and community groups delivering projects to help disadvantaged young people in Northumberland to overcome the barriers to a successful transition to adulthood.

Comic Relief Community Cash

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To support work where there is a beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged in the North East and Cumbria

Comic Relief Large Grant

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To support work where there is a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Comic Relief Local Communities

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

Grants will be made to support community groups to offer projects that increase local services; build skills of local people; advance people’s physical and mental health; increase community cohesion and/or respond to local economic needs.

Community Ventures

Theme and Affinity Funds - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

Community Ventures is a Community Foundation programme that provides in-depth support to voluntary organisations in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, helping the sector to be as effective, responsive and resilient as possible.

Case Studies

Crozier

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For the relief of social isolation and to encouarge community participation particularly in rural parts of Northumberland.

Culture Partnerships

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

Culture Partnerships is the area of our work developing philanthropic & corporate giving to arts activities across the North East.

Case Studies

Daisy Marr

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support general community projects across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

David and Gitta Faulkner

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community arts projects in Tyne & Wear, with a special focus on Newcastle.

David Dockray’s West End Young People’s

Theme and Affinity Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

To support children and young people’s projects in the West End of Newcastle.

David Goldman Awards

Agency Funds - Field Interest - Agency

Established by his family in memory of David Goldman, to support a programme for talented young musicians at Sage Gateshead.

Death of a Nightingale

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support the Share Family Fund.

Dickon Trust fund

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

To support charitable activities in North East England, Cumbria and Scotland.

Case Studies

Do a lotto good – Big Lottery Fund Sunderland Echo Campaign

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

Grants made by the Community Foundation on behalf of Big Lottery Fund in Sunderland.

Dream Jar

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To give young people the opportunity to expand their horizons.

Dulverton Trust

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For projects in the North East that provide youth opportunities; address disadvantage and improve the natural and built environment.

Duncan and Sarah Davidson

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Wooler and Glendale.

The EDF Energy Renewables Barmoor Windfarm Community Benefit Fund

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised - Unrestricted

To support community projects within  a 10km radius of EDF Energy Renewables Barmoor Wind Farm.

Case Studies

Elgon

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To help children who need a break to get on in life.

Emma Newton Fund

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Grants are awarded to young people living in in Tyne, Wear and Northumberland, to support their pursuits in the performing arts. Groups can also apply to the fund if they are assisting young people to access performing arts opportunities.

Case Studies

Enid Blyton Fund for Seven Stories

Agency Funds - Designated - Agency

Established with the transfer of assets of the Enid Blyton Trust for Children to support the charitable purposes of Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Enviresearch Fund

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To inspire 10 to 13 year old children to learn about science by adding that extra wow factor to the school curriculum on science, through visits to the museums, science field trips, inviting scientists into schools and activities outside of school. The main geographic areas will be Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South East Northumberland.

Case Studies

Esmee Slattery

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

To support projects identified as priority by the Vital Signs Northumberland Fund.

European Social Fund Community Grants 2011-2013

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To support activities that assist the disadvantaged or excluded to move closer to the labour market in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Evangelical

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Mainly for evangelical purposes across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Evening Chronicle Sunshine

Agency Funds - Donor Advised - Agency

Established to providing equipment for disabled children under the age of 19 through grants to Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund.

Express Enterprise

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Supports social enterprises and social entrepeneurs in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

FARNE

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

To support medical research undertaken at the Department of Rheumatology at Newcastle University.

Fergusons of Blyth

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For community projects in South East Northumberland

Fogo

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community development in disadvantaged areas of Newcastle

Fogo Community First

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community development in disadvantaged areas of Newcastle

Fogo Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community development in Newcastle upon Tyne, with an emphasis on health and well-being

Fourteen

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest -

A legacy programme following the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games 2014 to support communities in Ryhope and Hendon.

Case Studies

Frank Acfield

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Designated (Des)

To promote the study of Astronomy in Tyne & Wear.

Fred Clay Fund

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Designated (Des)

Established with the transfer of a family trust to support former employees of Charles Clay & Sons Ltd who are in need and thereafter general charitable purposes in North Tyneside.

Frederick Milburn

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

The Fund aims to support communities and projects with an association to the River Tyne.

G S May Family

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Northumberland with a particular interest in projects that tackle unemployment

The Gateshead Fund (Capacity Building Fund)

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised -

Please make sure you use the correct application form when applying to The Gateshead Fund (Capacity Building Fund).

To support, develop and build capability, capacity and sustainability in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in Gateshead and to help create stronger, cohesive and connected communities.

Case Studies

Gateshead Housing Company Community Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available in cash or in-kind (or a combination of both) to voluntary organisations in Gateshead who provide support to Gateshead Housing Company tenants.

Case Studies

Geoffrey and Ann Purves

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Supports disadvantaged children, young musicians and architects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

George and Peggy

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To mainly help disadvantaged children living in the west end of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne

The George Cringle Scholarship

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To promote the education and development of pupils and former pupils of Berwick Upon Tweed Academy

Georgie Loggie Fund

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field of Interest (FOI) - Field of Interest (FOI)

Set up in memory of George Loggie, former Chair of Arts Council England North East, to award bursaries to talented young artists.

Give2 Funds

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

An Affinity Fund for collective philanthropy to support grassroots organisations in specific geographical regions across the North East.

Case Studies

Green Scheme

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

For community environmental projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Greggs

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

Grigor McClelland (formerly Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Fund)

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Field of Interest (FOI)

Funds for use at the Community Foundation’s discretion to search out and help to remedy the underlying causes of social ills in the North East.

Grigor McClelland Community First

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

For community education and development, including conflict resolution, to benefit disadvantaged communities in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Hadrian Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

To support the Foundation’s running costs

Helen McArdle

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support projects nominated by the donor that help young people and families in need in Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside

Henderson Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support individual children with education across the North East but especially Northumberland

Henry Smith Charity

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

Grants made by the Community Foundation on behalf of the Henry Smith Charity in the North East.

Henry Smith Charity North East Grants

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Unrestricted (UNR)

The fund will support registered charities across the North East region with an income of less than £250,000 p.a. Projects should benefit communities experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage and those that tackle problems in areas of high deprivation.

Heyman Travelling Scholarships

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To provide travelling scholarships for nurses and allied health professionals at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards Scheme

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

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

Case Studies

High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Awards Scheme

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To reward young people in Tyne & Wear for their contribution to the community

Case Studies

Hillside

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes

The Hokey Cokey (that’s what it’s all about)

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support innovative projects in crime prevention and the rehabilitation of offenders in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

The HunterPemberton Community First

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support individuals and members of communities to reach their full potential, both in terms of their education, socialisation and civic responsibility, especially for those experiencing periods of isolation and hardship.

I’Anson Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects in Tynedale, with a focus on western Tynedale and intergenerational activities.

Ian and Jane Gregg

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

If Only…

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Northumberland

Innogy Renewables UK Kiln Pit Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

The Fund supports constituted community and voluntary groups, schools or other such organisations based in the Parish Council area of Shotley Low Quarter.

Innogy Renewables UK Middlemoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

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

Case Studies

Jackie Haq Fund for Scotswood

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support grassroots community initiatives in Scotswood, Newcastle.

Jane Robertson Alnwick

Corporate Giving - Designated - Designated (Des)

For the care of the elderly in the town of Alnwick. Decision are made on the first Tuesday after Easter by the Ancient 4 and 20 .

Jenny Saunders

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support general charitable causes in Tyneside

Jeremy Beecham Schools

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support specific organisations working to promote literacy nominated by the donor

John Bell

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects that will bring long term benefit to communities or that promote service to the community.

John D Endowment Fund

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

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

Case Studies

John D Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

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

John Laing

Corporate Giving - Designated - Donor Advised (DA)

To support homelessness projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Johnnie and Tricia Smith

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects for the benefit of the residents of Seahouses and Beadnell.

Joseph Brough Charitable Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To offer relief to those in need and projects in the historic county of Northumberland with a special interest in Methodist causes.

Joy Higginson

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Agency

Established in memory of Joy Higginson to benefit the work of Children North East.

JPMorgan

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support education and training projects across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

June King

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support community projects in Whitburn, South Tyneside

The Kellett Fund

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To provide leisure and learning activities for older people, and support their active participation in community affairs in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Chester-le-Street.

Lady Betty Martin Fund

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised

The purpose of the fund is to support arts activities benefitting children and young people (age range 0 – 21) in communities across the North East of England. The fund will consider applications to support individuals to develop their practise.

Lady Noble Memorial

Charity and Trust Funds - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

Income donated to the Kellett Fund.

Langley Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

Supports the High Sheriff of Northumberland Fund and the High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Fund

Latterford

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support general charitable purposes in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

The Lawrence Campbell Community First

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland with a particular interest in woodland management, access to nature for children and young people, community education and mental health.

Leech Challenge

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Established as part of the Northumberland challenge to support charitable activities, particularly volunteering and volunteer-led groups, in Northumberland.

Lily Matthews

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support environmental projects, women only projects and projects to support people with mental health problems.

Linden Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To help voluntary organisations in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Local Environmental Action (LEAF)

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

The fund will support community groups in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland that are seeking to deliver projects that tackle environmental issues in their local area. There will be two funding streams for the next round. See guidelines for full information.

Case Studies

The Lucy Winskell

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For general charitable purposes

Margaret Gordon Memorial

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To benefit the West End of Newcastle, especially Arthur’s Hill, Fenham, Benwell, Elswick & Scotswood

Matthew Ridley

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes

Maudslay Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in and around Rothbury

McIntosh

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

The Fund at maturity will to support children and young people’s causes in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Medics for the Community Fund

Theme and Affinity Funds - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

Established by senior medical and health professionals to support health and well-being projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Case Studies

Michael and Christine Heppell

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To provide brilliant opportunities for individuals and groups in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Mitford Fund for Northumberland

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

Moor

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support the Tiny Lives Trust through the Tiny Lives Fund at the Community Foundation

Muckle LLP Fund and Muckle LLP Grassroots Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Case Studies

The Muriel Campbell

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To help children with special needs in Tyne & Wear

Nancy Barbour Award

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To recognise the achievement of women within the voluntary sector, particulalry those working with women with disabilities.

NEF Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support charitable grassroots projects across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

New Beginnings Fund

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Donor Advised - Panel Advised

A fund to help refugees and asylum seekers feel welcome in UK communities in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria

Newcastle Brown Ale

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To run projects for people aged 18 and over living in Tyne & Wear that encourage health, wellbeing, self-esteem and self-confidence, particularly through education, training or physical activity and which encourage community pride, strengthen networks or bring different parts of the community together.

Newcastle Building Society Community

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community initiatives around education, nurturing new talent and improving the community.

Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

The Fund will support cultural activities that fulfil the Newcastle Vision for Culture as well as the Council’s aims for the city. Specifically, the fund will enable the development of a rich, diverse and accessible independent cultural sector in Newcastle that reflects the creative needs and aspirations of all residents and visitors, and gives them the opportunity to participate in the creative activity of their choice.

Case Studies

North 150

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

North East Brewers

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support a wide range of projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

North East Fund for the Arts

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

The aim of the fund is to enable and strengthen community engagement in the arts and give everyone the opportunity to enjoy them.

Case Studies

North Tyneside

Charity and Trust Funds - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

For small grants in North Tyneside only

North Tyneside Women’s Aid Legacy

Charity and Trust Funds - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To improve the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence living in North Tyneside.

Northern Angel Fund for Berwick

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Berwick upon Tweed.

Northern Powergrid

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For education and environmental projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, especially in rural or ex-mining areas.

Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

The fund supports community energy projects in the North East of England, Yorkshire and Humber, and North Lincolnshire that have a focus on generating energy, reducing energy use, managing energy , or for communities that are collectively purchasing energy.

Northern Powergrid Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Unrestricted

The Fund aims to support projects working in education, environment and safety particularly in rural and ex-industrial areas of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Northumberland Group

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To enhance the educational and employment opportunities of young people in Northumberland

Northumbrian Water

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

For grassroots projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland with a priority for volunteer led activities.

Out and About Fund

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

The Out and About Fund will support small community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Applications are welcome from small organisations for projects which are encouraging people to garden, grow food or experience nature. Grants will fund tools or equipment.

The P Z

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community project in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

P&G Community Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

For projects offering sustained benefit through education and social well-being in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Case Studies

Pamela and Dorothy Denham

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support the Women’s Fund and projects nominated by the donor which benefit older people

Patch

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support bursaries for low-income students from the North East at the Dental School at Newcastle University.

Pen & Palette Club Fund

Theme and Affinity Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised

The Pen & Palette Club Fund celebrates the history and principles of The Pen & Palette Club which was founded for men in Newcastle in 1900. Grants are made to organisations and groups for activity associated with literature, music and visual arts.

People of Ward Hadaway

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support the Women’s Fund

Percy Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Alnwick and surrounding areas.

Peter & Angela Barratt

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes with a particular interest in youth projects.

The Philanthropy Fellowship

Projects, programmes and partnerships - -

The Philanthropy Fellowship for philanthropists in the North East and Cumbria brings together and supports donors who want to become effective, lifetime philanthropists and to help and encourage others who wish to be more involved in giving to their communities.

Platten Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support education and training projects, particularly engineering, for people across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Case Studies

Port of Tyne Community Action Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised -

The Fund will support community projects in North and South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead and the River Tyne corridor that help young people gain skills and confidence towards work, improve the environment and help communities thrive.

Case Studies

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Young people and employability, social exclusion, citizenship and educational acheivement

Prime

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To offer support to disadvantaged children, older people and for the wellbeing of mariners in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Prime Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Designated - Donor Advised (DA)

To support charitable grassroots projects across Tyne & Wear.

Proudfoot Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Prudhoe League of Friends

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Agency

To support the League of Friends of Prudhoe Hospital (or, in the event of it winding up, the Newcastle Healthcare Charity) to benefit the residents of Ferndene in Northumberland, which provides assessment and treatment for young people with complex health, behavioural and emotional needs.

Readman Foundation

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To help local people make a difference

REEDS Community First Endowment

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support the development of music-making, especially choral singing, in communities in Northumberland, and to combat social exclusion and improve life chances in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

REEDS Grassroots

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

The fund supports projects in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland that aim to improve the life chances of disadvantaged communities.

Riddell Family Community First

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For general charitable purposes in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

Ringtons

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

To support women, families, older people, disabled people and those living in more disadvantaged areas.

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Robert Wood Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Unrestricted

Group work that enhances educational experiences and personal development for young people aged 12 to 18 years living in Tyne & Wear or Northumberland.

Robert Wood Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Enhance the educational experiences of young people aged 12-18 years in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Roland Cookson

Charity and Trust Funds - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects North of the Tyne supporting health, classical music projects, education, youth, the countryside and the relief of distress

Rolls-Royce

Corporate Giving - Designated - Donor Advised (DA)

For general charitable purposes in Sunderland

Ron and Louise Bowey

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Rose Joicey

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

Supports the cost of holidays or short breaks for individuals and families in need from Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

Sage Gateshead

Agency Funds - Designated - Agency

To support the charitable purposes of North Music Trust (Sage Gateshead).

Sage UK Community Fund

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

To support local people of all ages to nurture talent and / or provide life and employability skills which make a lasting contribution towards improving the quality of life of those it helps.

Sammy Johnson Memorial

Agency Funds - Field Interest - Agency

Established to support creative talent on Tyneside through designated grants to Sunday for Sammy Trust

The Sandra King Rainy Day Fund

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Unrestricted

To support the Vital Northumberland Fund.

Share Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support holidays for children with special needs in Sunderland and their carers.

Shears Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

Grassroots projects in Tyne & Wear particularly those that encourage social inclusion

Shipley Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To assist the development of musical educational projects for young people in the North East

Sir James Knott Trust

Charity and Trust Funds - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

To support projects in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham

Sir Tom Cowie

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To give disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in Sunderland opportunities to fulfil their potential. Open to organisations based in Sunderland or neighbouring South Tyneside with annual income of not less than £50,000 and not more than £500,000 in the most recently completed financial year.

Smail Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in North Northumberland

Speke Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes

Spriggs Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects in South East Northumberland.

St Cuthbert’s

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Designated (Des)

To maintain the fabric of St Cuthbert’s Church, Bellingham.

Star

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support general charitable purposes .

Storey Family Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Donor Advised (DA)

To support grassroots projects across Tyne and Wear

Strachan Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support the Northumberland and Tyne & Wear High Sheriff Award Scheme Funds

Strachan Family Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support young people’s projects in keeping with the High Sheriff youth against crime awards scheme

Stuart Ayre

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Designated (Des)

To support The Sage Gateshead Fund.

Sue Wilson

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support women in need

Sunderland Industrial & Reformatory School Fund

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To support individual women and girls in the Sunderland and South Tyneside area who are facing severe hardship, it will support items such as clothes and provide small grants for furniture, carpets and any other important items required to set up home or support someone in need.

Sutherland

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Northumberland Fund

Suz Grassroots

Theme and Affinity Funds - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support charitable grassroots projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Taylor

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support the repair and maintenance of St Matthew Parish Church and to provide educational grants and scholarships to inhabitants of the Parish of Newbottle in Sunderland.

Ted Weekes

Corporate Giving - Designated - Panel Advised (PA)

The Fund supports children and young people’s projects based in the areas of New Hartley and Seaton Sluice.

Templeton

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

Tess

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Tessa Hide

Corporate Giving - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

To support care leavers and incorporated into the Brian Roycroft Fund.

Three Valleys’

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Applications are sought for projects benefitting the rural communities of the Upper Bream, Coquet & Aln Valleys in Northumberland. Applicants should have a clear local presence. Projects can be for specific activities , events or equipment needed by voluntary groups that support specific sections of the community, the general public or wildlife conservation. Projects can meet any of the Vital Signs themes although most will probably help to strengthen local communities or improve the local environment.

Tiny Lives

Agency Funds - Field Interest - Agency

Established to support the Newcastle RVI Neonatal Service through designated grants to Tiny Lives Trust

Tolent

Corporate Giving - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

Funds for use at the Community Foundation’s discretion.

Treeline

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

General charitable purposes

Treeline Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support grassroots organisations in the North East of England. The Treeline Grassroots Fund received match Funding from the Office of the Third Sector’s Grassroots Endowment Challenge.

Tyne & Wear Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Field Interest - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support grassroots projects across Tyne & Wear

Tyne Tees Television

Corporate Giving - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

UK Land Estates

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support community projects, primarily in the Gateshead area.

Vaux

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Field of Interest (FOI)

To support community activities in Sunderland and South Tyneside

Vicky F Grassroots

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support charitable grassroots projects across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

Virgin Money Community

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support people secure employment or become more enterprising and to help young people overcome barriers to their development.

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Vital Signs

Projects, programmes and partnerships - Designated - Unrestricted (UNR)

Vital Signs is a Community Foundation initiative that seeks to identify the challenges facing Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and the practical steps that can be taken by civil society organisations with support from philanthropic givers.

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Ward Hadaway

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Designated (Des)

To support health and young people causes in the North East

Watkin Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To make a difference to vulnerable groups of people living in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

Watson Family

Corporate Giving - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

Requests are considered that enable care leavers aged 16 – 25 to move into settled, safe accommodation; enter further or higher education; find satisfying employment; or achieve good health and a positive sense of wellbeing. The grant request should be to meet exceptional or difficult costs that are not the statutory responsibility of the Local Authority.

Weightman

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

General charitable purposes

Welch Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support community projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

The Wellesley Trust Community First

Charity and Trust Funds - Donor Advised - Panel Advised (PA)

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

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William Leech Charity

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Designated - Donor Advised (DA)

Established as part of the CAF/Mott endowment challenge to support charitable activities, particularly volunteering and volunteer-led groups, in Tyne & Wear.

Willis Charitable

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

For general charitable purposes with a special interest in education and music.

Winter Family

Individual and Family Philanthropy - Donor Advised - Donor Advised (DA)

To support projects in the Tynedale area.

Women’s Fund

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

Applications are welcome from voluntary and community groups that provide services specifically targeted at women that clearly demonstrate how they help women overcome their gender disadvantage. Beneficiaries should be over 18 year’s. See guidelines for more information before applying.

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Young Musicians Fund

Theme and Affinity Funds - Field Interest - Panel Advised (PA)

Established in 1996 by Kathryn Tickell to develop the musical skills of children and young people in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham under the age of 18 who are struggling to pay for tuition fees or want help to purchase an instrument.

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