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Funding and support

We support causes in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and across North East England.
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You need to be registered with the Community Foundation to make an application.

It is important that you read the information below very carefully before applying to make sure you are eligible.

If you have any questions about applying, you can call us on 0191 222 0945 or email general@communityfoundation.org.uk

Applying for a grant

We award support grants to support causes in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, from nearly 300 different funds set up by our donors.


We know that applying for funding can be difficult, so we try to make it as straightforward as possible. Please read these pages carefully before starting an application.


If you have any questions, please get in touch. We can also suggest ways you can get help and support with applying.

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Registering to apply

To submit an application you need to be registered on our grantee portal.


If you are not currently registered you need to allow up to two working days for your registration to be checked. The team will then grant you access to the grantee portal and you can make your application.


If you have access requirements which mean you need us to provide a different application format, click on ‘help and support’ below or get in touch using the number or email above.

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Sector Support

The Community Foundation offers a sector support programme to advise applicants as well as strengthen governance, income generation and planning.

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Information for grant applicants on the Community Foundation's approach to safeguarding.

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Get in touch

Get in touch with our team by filling out the form or alternatively, see our contact details below.