Important Notice

*Important Notice*

This December, the Community Foundation is implementing a new IT system to manage our grants and back office.

Your Community Foundation account is currently closed for new applications and submissions of monitoring.

We are reopening for new applications on Monday 20 January 2020, and beneficiaries of live grants will be reminded to submit monitoring via the new system.

If you’re planning on making an application to us in the coming months please be aware of this and adapt your plans accordingly especially as we do not accept applications for activities that have already taken place. For more information please click here

The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust

The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust is still accepting applications during this period of downtime. Applicants must complete the 1989 Willan Charitable Trust application form. The Trust funds charitable activities benefitting residents of Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside. Applications are administered by the Community Foundation. Priority goes to those which ease social deprivation and/or enrich the fabric of the local community, and the quality of life of individuals within that community.

To find out more click here.


We encourage grant applicants to read about the Community Foundation's approach to safeguarding.

To find out more click here.

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