Supporting charitable activity in north Northumberland

  • Grant Range: £5,000 - £10,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 5 August 2019, 9am
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The FB and PFB Lough Fund at the Community Foundation – guidelines

The FB and PFB Lough Fund is now open for applications.

The fund exists to support charitable activity in north Northumberland, within a 20-mile radius of Berwick Town Hall.

Applications should demonstrate how a grant will be used to either tackle disadvantage, strengthen communities, or make the area a better place to live (this last point might include cultural, environmental or sporting activity).

As well as this information, applicants should read the general Community Foundation criteria for groups at before applying. 


Please note:

  • Registered charities are welcome to apply for core / unrestricted running costs, or specific projects, as they see fit;
  • Other types of not-for-profit organisation are welcome to apply for funding for specific charitable projects;
  • Organisations of all types are welcome to apply for grants of one, two, or three years’ duration;
  • The minimum grant size is £5,000pa and the maximum is £10,000pa.

Applications will be assessed on their own merits, with organisations that have a strong track record of Community Foundation delivery given priority. This is part of our commitment to provide better support to our most trusted grantees.


The deadline for applications is Monday 5th August 2019, 9.00am. Applicants will be advised of the result of their application by early October.


The FB and PFB Lough Fund was established in 2018 with an extremely generous legacy gift to the Community Foundation, from Frank and Pat Lough. Frank and Pat lived in Berwick and it was their intention that the gift be used to support charitable activity in their local area.

Details of further rounds of grant-making from the fund will be announced in due course.

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