Make a bigger difference

You can give to our Vital Community Funds which give us the greatest flexibility to respond to needs across our area. Or you can support a collective giving fund set up by our donors and partners to make a difference to a particular cause or community.

We welcome one-off or regular donations of any amount, or you can start a collective giving fund of your own to make your contributions. Gifts into endowment funds may qualify for match through our current scheme.

Vital Community Funds

Your gift will help us support work that tackles vital issues in our area through research, special initiatives and grants targeted where there is the most need.

If you want to make a bigger impact in a particular place, you can give to the Vital Funds for Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside or Sunderland.

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Collective giving funds

If you prefer, you can support one or more of these collective giving funds which have been set up at the Foundation by our donors and partners to make a difference to particular causes and communities.

Asian Fund

Set up by members of the region’s diverse Asian communities to give back to the area, supporting young people, older people and initiatives that bring different groups in society together.

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High Sheriff of Northumberland Fund

Rewarding young people for their positive contributions to our communities.

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High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Fund

Rewarding young people for their positive contributions to our communities.

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Local Environmental Action Fund

A collaboration between donors and funders dedicated to helping people tackle global environmental issues in their local area.

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Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

Set up by Newcastle Council to enable people and organisations to support a rich, diverse and accessible cultural sector in the city.

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North East Fund for the Arts

Set up by the Community Foundation with the support of Arts Council England to provide a way for people and businesses to support culture in the whole region.

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Northern Angel Fund for Berwick

Set up by a private donor to enable people to support a range of community causes in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Women’s Fund

Established by Dame Margaret Barbour to be a collective pool for women to support other women in our region.

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Young Musicians Fund

Established by Kathryn Tickell to develop the musical skills of children and young people who struggle to pay for tuition or need help to purchase an instrument.

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