Top charity awards recognise importance of philanthropy in the North East

The vital importance of philanthropy for the region’s charity sector was highlighted at the third annual North East Charity Awards. Lyn Shears won this year’s Philanthropy Award, with Ash and Gill Winter receiving a special commendation as runners-up. Rob Williamson, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland said: “We were delighted the Awards recognise Lyn Shears […]

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 11:35 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Crowdfunder success for Newcastle’s Chinese New Year parade

Newcastle will play host to what promises to be the biggest and best Chinese New Year festival it has ever seen thanks to Crowdfund Newcastle Culture, a partnership between the Community Foundation and Newcastle City Council. The Chinese Festivity Group successfully raised £5,000 and received match from the Crowdfund Newcastle Culture initiative to meet its £10,000 target. Amanda Chan, chair […]

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 11:29 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Building Future Sustainability returns

The Community Foundation is launching the third series of its popular Building Future Sustainability programme, which aims to advise the voluntary sector on how to bring in more money, from more sources, more regularly. The programme aims to help ‘mid-range’ organisations prepare for what could be a very different kind of future.  The 4-day programme has been honed and revised […]

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 11:26 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Reflections on the European and UK Community Foundations conference by Sandra King

Trust. Impact. Passion. Three words ringing in my ears as I leave Cardiff following the inaugural European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) Conference and the UK Community Foundations Conference (UKCF). After 9 years away, I re-joined Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland (CFTWN) last year and was keen to hear how the European movement had changed.  As 100 delegates from […]

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 @ 4:22 pm Filed under: Blog,Uncategorized

Culture Bridge North East Fund to provide a lasting legacy

Future generations of young people across North East England will benefit from quality arts and cultural activity, thanks to a new fund at the Community Foundation. The Culture Bridge North East Fund was established earlier this year, with a founding gift of £100,000 from Culture Bridge North East. The gift was matched by the Community Foundation through its Murray Match […]

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 @ 4:20 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Talking newspaper moves into the digital age

A long-standing Northumberland talking newspaper project is moving into the digital age thanks to a grant from the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Community Foundation. For more than 30 years, The Alnwick Lions Club has produced a talking version of the Northumberland Gazette which is distributed free of charge to around 30 people with visual impairments around the […]

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 @ 4:18 pm Filed under: Uncategorized
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