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Addressing issues experienced by vulnerable people in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

The Ringtons Fund

Max Grant Size: £5000

Closing Date: 26/08/2024

Location(s): Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland

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About The Ringtons Fund

The purpose of the Ringtons Fund is to support charitable organisations working with people experiencing hardship and/or disadvantage it is keen to see applications supporting one or more of the following: – children; disability; family; older people; poverty, and women.

Organisations based and operating within Tyne & Wear and Northumberland can be supported with grants of up to £5,000, mainly for activities, materials and equipment required to deliver projects. There is a preference for the Ringtons Fund to support the entire request rather than contributing to a larger amount.



In addition to the usual Community Foundation criteria (see website)

The charitable organisation must be based and working within Tyne & Wear and/or Northumberland
Have an average income of under £1m (based on the last 3 years)
The project must be able to start within 3 months of receipt of the grant
The amount applied for must mean the project can go ahead (not part funding for a larger project)

What the fund will support

  • Direct activity costs
  • Staffing costs and volunteer expenses as part of an activity or project
  • Project resources and equipment

What the fund won't support

  • Statutory activities including lessons or curriculum time teaching costs or resources
  • Foreign travel
  • Items given for permanent personal use (e.g. clothing; technology)
  • General core costs
  • In receipt of a Ringtons Fund grant within the past 12 months

The Ringtons advisory panel are expected to hold the grant decision meeting in late September 2024.

Your application may be considered by other Community Foundation Funds.

To make an application, please click here