Gben!/Write! Free Playwriting Taster Workshop

A free playwriting taster course is taking place at Live Theatre on Saturday 21 January 2017 at 1pm for young people aged 16-25 of African Caribbean Heritage. The session is in memory Osa Omorogbe, and is supported by the Newcastle Culture Investment Fund at the Community Foundation and Arts Council England. Young people aged 16-25 interested in playwriting, and of African […]

Posted on Monday 16 January 2017 @ 11:24 am Filed under: Uncategorized
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Youth Social Action Fund

The #iwill campaign is being coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve (Charity No.1154588). It was launched in 2013 after Government research into how the business, education, public and voluntary sectors could support young people to engage in social action. More information can be found at and @iwill_campaign. To support the initiative Big Lottery Fund and Department of […]

Posted on Monday 16 January 2017 @ 9:48 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Community Foundation match scheme helps Pattinson Estate Agents launch philanthropic fund for the North East

An endowment match challenge at the Community Foundation has helped a family-run estate agency launch a new £150,000 fund to tackle issues of homelessness in the North East. The Pattinson Estate Agents Fund is held at the philanthropy advice charity, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, who matched a donation totalling £100,000 with a further £50,000 through its endowment […]

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017 @ 11:21 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Ringtons serve up tea-riffic support for local neighbourhood projects

Newcastle-based tea and coffee company, Ringtons, is taking advantage of a new match giving scheme at the Community Foundation to ensure that more communities can benefit from funding and support through the Ringtons Fund. During the last year Ringtons has donated £90,000 to grow its corporate endowment at the Community Foundation and has received £20,000 match through the Mr Murray […]

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017 @ 11:18 am Filed under: Uncategorized
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Time to Talk is back in 2017

  Time to Talk sessions are open to anyone connected to a group, charity, or support agency, and we welcome volunteers, staff members, consultants, fundraisers or Trustees. The sessions have no agenda but are an opportunity for those attending to share thoughts, ideas, good practice, and understand more about the Foundation. Occasionally we host themed Time to Talk sessions on […]

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017 @ 10:49 am Filed under: Uncategorized

Opportunity for community enterprises to employ graduate interns

Northumbria University is offering an opportunity for small-or medium-sized enterprises in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to recruit a graduate intern. The project can support community enterprises who meet the SME definition to employ graduate interns to work for six months and through the European Regional Development Fund can contribute £3,825 to the 6-month salary (min salary £17,000pa pro rata). […]

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017 @ 10:40 am Filed under: Uncategorized
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