An image of Betty’s Hut officially being opened by Su Legg from the Community Foundation; Kelly Coates from Projects4Change and Louise and Ron Bowey, who’s fund at the Community Foundation provided the grant to build the hut.

Powering philanthropy in North East England

The Community Foundation grows giving and philanthropy, enabling people and businesses to support vital causes across North East England. We combine our knowledge and reach with donors' generosity to back local charities and community organisations making a lasting difference.
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Giving and philanthropy

Start your fund, give with others or leave a legacy to your community

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Funding and support

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Knowledge and research

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Our impact

Stories about how we work with donors to make a difference to people and places in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and across North East England

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The Community Accelerator Programme

The programme enables local businesses to come together and help develop the local workforce of tomorrow.

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North East Roots Fund

The Fund is for people outside of the North East, with links to the area, who would like to give back.

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