Remembering John Sands

Tributes have been paid to Community Foundation donor, former trustee and popular North East pub boss John Sands, who passed away on 7 August 2017. John, 69, established the Carrie Reay Grassroots Community Foundation Fund to make a difference to children’s lives in Tyne and Wear. As well as serving for six years as a trustee of the Community Foundation, […]

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2017 @ 5:01 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Community Foundation Chief Executive to highlight the rewards of philanthropy at Money Matters event

The Community Foundation’s Chief Executive, Rob Williamson, will join other leading experts offering topical and informed advice about business growth, funding, wealth management, tax and charitable giving at Money Matters, a must-attend event for business owners or senior executives. This event will look at all stages of a business owner’s financial journey – from start-up and scale-up, to topics on […]

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2017 @ 4:58 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Grants available for Community Business Programme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Power to Change, is looking for applicants to its Community Business Trade Up Programme. This programme helps leaders of community businesses and community-focused social enterprises in England, with: A fully-funded learning programme: 12 days spread over six months A grant of up to £10,000 A community of people running organisations like yours […]

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2017 @ 4:56 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Live in Gateshead and want to help make a difference?

The Gateshead Housing Company Community Fund at the Community Foundation offers cash grants and in-kind support to voluntary groups who work with Gateshead Housing Company’s tenants. Grants go to help people overcome disadvantage, create stronger communities and make Gateshead a great place to live. The Community Foundation makes grants from the Fund based on recommendations from a panel that includes […]

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2017 @ 4:54 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Grants of up to £50k available for housing projects in the North of England

UK Community Foundations is supporting Nationwide Building Society to deliver a programme to help local communities provide better homes. Applications for funding in northern England will be distributed via County Durham Community Foundation. The programme was launched to tackle severe issues around housing. More and more families lack a safe and secure place fit to call home. Too few properties […]

Posted on Thursday 3 August 2017 @ 5:15 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

North East philanthropists to open garden to public

Fund-holders at the Community Foundation, Ron and Louise Bowey, will open their garden to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 6 August 2017. In 2016 the ‘National Garden Gardens Open for Charity’ scheme donated £2.7m to a range of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Hospice UK. Around 3,700 gardens open each year […]

Posted on Thursday 3 August 2017 @ 5:11 pm Filed under: Uncategorized
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