Funder partnerships

The Garfield Weston and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations are supporting us to develop a partnership function through which we can support the sector in ways other than through our grants. A key part of this work is to work with more national funders to be more effective in supporting our region – acting as field agents for those that do not have a strong presence here.

To find out more about our funder partnerships, contact

Adam Lopardo

Director of Partnerships

0191 222 0945 or email


Case Study One: Delegate opinion from Building Future Sustainability

Building Future Sustainability is a comprehensive training programme run in partnership with Mark Butcher Associates to support North East voluntary groups to bring in more money, from more sources, more regularly.

Case Study Two: The partnerships behind the poppies exhibition at Woodhorn Museum

Winner of the Best Event in Northumberland at the North East Culture Awards 2016, the Weeping Window: Poppies exhibition was brought to the North East by Woodhorn Museum in partnership with the Community Foundation as one of its key funders. For more information about the partnerships behind the poppies exhibition click here.