REEDS Grassroots

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

Examples of disadvantaged communities include those affected by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, asylum seeker/refugee status, disability and people with learning disabilities.

Activities include befriending, advice and guidance, training, advocacy and any other focused activities designed to improve an individual, group or community’s situation.

Grants of up to £3k will be considered.

Please contact Elaine Holdsworth, Senior Philanthropy Advisor on 0191 222 0945 prior to making an application, or email

To apply please complete the standard Community Foundation application form online at