A new match scheme to encourage philanthropic support

Ron and Louise Bowey, Patrons of the Community Foundation held a summer drinks reception at their home in Ponteland. At the event, the Community Foundation announced a new Million Pound Match scheme following a legacy gift from the late Ronald Edward William Murray. On 5 September 2016, the Community Foundation is launching an initiative that will add a £1 for […]

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2016 @ 4:14 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Do you inspire children to learn about science? Apply now to the Enviresearch Fund

A specialist chemical consultancy company in Newcastle has launched a new £10,000 Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to inspire children about science. To take advantage of this exciting new initiative apply now at The Community Foundation is encouraging applications from schools, community groups and charities who support young people to engage in science, environment and […]

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2016 @ 4:02 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

The Story Box set to record Newcastle residents’ personal stories

A new project to record and preserve the personal stories of people in Newcastle is being launched. The Story Box, created by North East based Curiosity Creative, will collect personal stories from hundreds of people in Newcastle. The stories will be brought together in an online archive and kept for future generations to listen to, capturing a slice of the […]

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2016 @ 3:50 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Live or work in Northumberland? You could win £100!

Have your say in our Northumberland’s Vital Signs assets survey, and you could win £100. Northumberland’s Vital Signs is a Community Foundation initiative that seeks to identify the challenges facing our county, and the practical steps that can be taken by civil society organisations with support from philanthropic givers. We want everyone who lives and works in Northumberland to have […]

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2016 @ 3:47 pm Filed under: Uncategorized

Celebrating 10 years of LEAF and £1.6m of environmental action

The Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) at the Community Foundation has awarded over 200 grants totalling £1.6m since it was established 10 years ago.  The environmental partnership has celebrated the landmark achievement through a special Environmental Challenge Award of £38,739 to the Comfrey Project. The award is being used to create a multicultural community garden for people seeking asylum and […]

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2016 @ 12:01 pm Filed under: Uncategorized
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The Fresh Ideas Fund

The second round of Fresh Ideas 2016 is now open for applications. The Fresh Ideas Fund is a grant programme to enable voluntary, community and social enterprises in the North East of England to explore opportunities to develop new earned income streams in order to improve long term sustainability. The fund will provide organisations with grants of up to £50,000 […]

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2016 @ 11:45 am Filed under: Uncategorized
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