High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards Scheme

In 2018, The High Sheriff of Northumberland Fund will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The fund, an endowment at the Community Foundation, makes awards to recognise and reward local organisations, big and small, which support children and young people in a safe and secure environment to develop confidence, build skills, find fun and friendship, and learn how to be a part of community life.

The 2018 Awards Scheme complements the work of the High Sheriff, an unpaid voluntary role appointed by HM The Queen, which today concentrates on upholding and supporting the judiciary, police and law enforcement agencies, emergency services, local authorities and all recognised church and faith groups as well as supporting and encouraging the voluntary sector. The role itself is over 1000 years old from the days when the High Sheriff was responsible for all law and order in the County, it is the oldest secular appointment in the country.

You can make a difference!

The Fund makes awards typically in the region of £500 to £750 to youth organisations in the Northumberland working with children and young people.  In 25 years the Fund has awarded nearly £500,000, and in 2018 we want you to help us reach more children and young people in our county.

To make a donation contact:

Iain Riddell, Development and Marketing Officer at the Community Foundation

0191 222 0945, ir@communityfoundation.org.uk