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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.

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.

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

Click on the individual funds below to

  • 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
  • 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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    Collaborative philanthropy to support grass roots voluntary organisations in your local area!

  • 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
  • Medics for the Community Fund

    A Fund created by medics to support health and well-being projects in the North East.

  • North East Fund for the Arts

    Sir Laurence Martin established the Lady Betty Martin Fund in memory of his wife within the North East Fund for the Arts The arts have had a huge impact on […]

  • 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.

  • Northumberland High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme (NHSA)

    The High Sheriff of Northumberland Youth Awards Scheme makes awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, helping them to be upstanding citizens […]

    • Est: 1993
    • Grant: £250 - £2000
  • People Ward Hadaway

    Established in memory of Sue Watts, who worked at Ward Hadaway, to support the Women’s Fund.

    • Est: 2001
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