Support for Children and Young People's projects in the west-end of Newcastle

  • Grant Range: £750 to £3,000, in exceptional circumstance upto £20,000
  • Closing Date: midnight, Friday 30 April 2021
  • Apply Online

About the David Dockray’s West End Young People’s Fund

David Dockray’s West End Young People’s Fund was established at the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in 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.

The former Trustees saw the benefit of setting up an endowment fund, with the proceeds of the sale at the Community Foundation to benefit young people for generations to come. Since 2007 the fund has awarded 234 grants totalling £558, 687.

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 and individuals 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, grants of up to £20,000 will be considered in exceptional circumstances for vital work benefitting children and young people in the area. Grants can be for core costs, project costs or capital items. Grants could be made for more than one year.

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

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 curriculum resources
  • Work which only benefits animals

Area of benefit

How to apply

to make an application, please click apply online above

If you wish to discuss a project before applying please call Pete Barrett, Senior Programme Advisor on 0191 2220945 or email:

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