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Theme and Affinity Funds


Theme and Affinity Funds

The Community Foundation targets particular needs through our theme funds. We also have affinity funds where donors come together with others to pool their giving and champion a particular cause. These funds are an important tool in philanthropy as they ensure each person’s contribution works harder.

Our main fund is called Thriving Communities. Through it, the Community Foundation seeks to address gaps in meeting local needs. We also match contributions from named donor funds to co-invest in important projects through our ‘trademark’ grants.

To find out about how you can contribute to Thriving Communities, or our other theme and affinity funds, click here.

Click on the individual funds below to

  • Abdul Latif, Lord of Harpole, Memorial Fund

    Set up by friends saddened by his sudden death to benefit causes that Abdul Latif supported during his lifetime.

    • Est: 2008
  • Asian Fund

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

    • Est: 2005
  • Asylum Seekers’ Hardship Fund

    Established to fund the North of England Refugee Service to support individuals and families who are seeking asylum with small grants. The Rothley Trust, The Joicey Trust, The Hadrian Trust, …

    • Est: 2001
  • Community Foundation Staff Giving Fund

    Established and made up of regular donations from the staff team to provide small grants for small groups in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

    • Est: 2005
  • General donor funds

    Anonymous donations for donor advised grants.

    • Est: Misc
  • George Loggie Fund

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

    • Est: 2002
  • Give2

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    Donate to Give2 in your area now
    We can match every £2.00 you donate with a further £1.00

  • Joy Higginson Fund

    Established in memory of Joy Higginson to benefit the work of Children North East. Joy was Chief Executive of Children North East and Board member and Chair of Community Foundation. …

    • Est: 2005
  • North East Fund for the Arts

    The arts have had a huge impact on the North East and the North East Fund for the Arts has been set up to support arts activity in communities across …

  • North Tyneside Women’s Aid Legacy Fund

    The fund was established when the organisation closed in 2010. It provides support  to improve the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence.

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