Help us tackle poverty in the North East

In November 2016 Julia Unwin from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) spoke at the Community Foundation’s AGM about the role of philanthropy in helping to address poverty.  Inspired by this call to action, the Guy Readman Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation has allocated £100k in 2017 to focus on this issue in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. The focus […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 3:06 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Help us create a £200,000 fund to tackle environmental issues in our community

Help us create a £200,000 fund to tackle environmental issues in our community   Are you passionate about environmental issues in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland? Can you help us or do you know somebody who would like to help us with this challenge?   The Challenge We need to secure £100,000 in donations by September 2017 to unlock up to £100,000 in […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 3:03 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Invitation to tender for Vital Signs research project

The Community Foundation has issued an Invitation to Tender for the research component of our Vital Signs initiative in County Durham and Tees Valley.  You can view the Invitation to Tender here and a guide to researching Vital Signs here. Information about Vital Signs is available on our website at The tender is for up to £5,600 per area […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 2:48 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Time to Talk session: Wednesday 14 June 2017

The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland will be running one of its popular Time to Talk discussions from its base in Gosforth on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Time to Talk sessions are open to anyone connected with a group, charity, or support agency, and we welcome volunteers, staff members, consultants, fundraisers or trustees. The sessions have no agenda […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 2:46 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Building Better Communities 2017 is now open

UK’s leading chain of builders merchant, Jewson, is launching the 2017 edition of its Building Better Communities programme. A total of £250,000 worth of building materials is available to community groups and charities across the UK. Top Regional Prize of £50,000 This is a £50,000 split 50/50 between labour and building materials. Trade Hero Prize of £50,000 The award seeks […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 2:41 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Last chance to apply for Comic Relief Community Cash 2017

Comic Relief, the Evening Chronicle and the Community Foundation are bringing Comic Relief Community Cash to Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Once again the Community Foundation is distributing a £50,000 Comic Relief Community Cash fund to communities across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Tyne & Wear and […]

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017 @ 2:34 pm Filed under: Uncategorized
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