The notes below will help you complete your organisation's grant application and make sure you give us all the information we need.
If you want to find out more about our funding, come along to one of our Time to Talk sessions.
Sessions are open to staff, trustees and volunteers from groups seeking funding, and to people and organisations who advise them on making applications. Time to Talk gives an opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, good practice, and understand more about how we work.
Sessions are run at our office, Philanthropy House in Newcastle upon Tyne, and at locations around the region. Advance booking is essential and we limit numbers to one per group (unless you have a support worker or carer with you). We provide lunch and refreshments.
Find out more about the opportunities currently on offer.
It’s often a good idea to discuss your funding application with someone who can give you independent advice. The organisations below specialise in helping groups get started, expand and solve problems along the way.
Information, support and advice to voluntary and community groups throughout Northumberland.
Independent specialist support and information for voluntary and community organisations in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley.
A voice for rural communities to influence policy on issues from housing, health and transport to broadband, services and fuel poverty.
Supports to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Newcastle and Gateshead.
Advice, training, information and support to volunteers and to voluntary and community organisations working in North Tyneside.
Supporting an effective and efficient voluntary sector in South Tyneside.
Support and development to voluntary and community organisations working to enhance the lives of Sunderland residents.
The support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East of England.
The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help trustees. There are several national professional organisations which may help you in your work. Some of the best known are the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Charity Finance Group and Institute for Fundraising. The Small Charities Coalition has a range of free resources covering all areas of work.
NCVO’s Funding Central grant finding database is free to organisations with a turnover of less than £100k.