Grants for children and young people's activities in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Grant Range: £750 - £3,000
  • Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 21st January 2019
  • Apply Online

David Dockray’s West End Young People’s Fund Guidelines

David Dockray’s West End Young People’s Fund was established at the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland on 1st June 2007 following the sale of the West End Youth and Community Centre in Fenham, which had been built by David Dockray in 1947 for young people in the area.  To date it has awarded over £477,000 across 202 projects.

What will the Fund support?

The Fund supports projects for children and young people (aged five to 25) in the West End of Newcastle. Priority is given to community groups in the area inside the borders of Silver Lonnen, Stamfordham Road, Central Motorway, Brighton Grove, West Road and back to Silver Lonnen.

Grants for groups

Most grants will be between £750 and £3,000. They will support project costs or capital items.

The Fund is keen to support projects that ensure all children and young people are included in activities, and additional support may be offered for groups where children and young people with disabilities or challenging behaviour attend. This may include funding for extra resources to meet their needs.

Grants for individuals

Individuals can apply for grants between £750 and £1,000.  Most grants will be ‘one off’ but exceptionally, repeat grants will be considered.

  • To support individual young people who are not able to pursue realistic, achievable dreams and ambitions because of financial difficulties


What will not be funded?

  • Sponsorship and fundraising events
  • Endowments, loan repayments or for activities bought or ordered before we make a grant.
  • Grants which will be used to make grants to a third party
  • Political activities
  • Acts of religious worship
  • Work which should be funded from statutory sources – such as school buildings and equipment
  • Work which only benefits animals.

How to apply

To apply please click the "apply online" button above.

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