27th Jul 2022

Young people taking part in activities with Children North East

The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has over £100,000 available in grant funding each year, specifically for the benefit of charities and voluntary organisations in North Northumberland.   

The grant funding comes from a range of funds set up at the Community Foundation to support North Northumberland, from Morpeth up to the Borders. These include the Northern Angel Fund for Berwick and the Appletree Fund, as well as funds that seek to make grants in North Northumberland as part of a wider strategy to support the whole of the North East England.   

Ross Wilson, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at the Community Foundation explained what the grants could fund:   

“These funds support organisations working to tackle poverty and disadvantage, reduce social and rural isolation, and strengthen communities. We welcome applications from organisations in North Northumberland, or who run projects in the area, that address these issues”.   

The FB & PFB Lough Fund has recently made several multi-year grants to support the community living in and around Berwick. One of these grants was to Children North East, to help it establish a youth social action group led by young people with additional needs.   

The region’s longest established charity for supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, Children North East has been awarded £9,517 per year, over three years, to support these individuals to plan, lead, and evaluate projects that engage, and provide positive impacts for, members of the local community, whilst exploring how their social action can help to alleviate the effects of poverty for their peers.

Luke Bramhall, Head of Youth Services and Poverty Proofing at Children North East, assessed the impact the grant would make in the local area:   

“We are excited to be working alongside young people with SEND from in and around Berwick. The long-term impact of engaging year on year with a range of young people and supporting them to positively affect their communities will be powerful. Not only the immensely positive outcomes for individual young people, but how this project will promote inclusivity, community spirit and diversity”.   

Applying to these funds is easy. You can make a general application through our website and we will match it to an appropriate fund. You can apply for grants from £750 up to £10,000 and we will consider both core and project costs.   

Our usual eligibility guidelines apply, so please read through them before making an application and do make contact with us if you would like to discuss your work before applying.   

You can make a general application here: https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply/ 

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