The Fund aims to benefit disadvantaged people over 65 years of age, supporting them to be independent, healthy and socially included.
The Fund will support projects meeting one or more of the following themes:
In addition, the Fund would like to be active in areas of greatest need in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, including a focus on under‐represented Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and organisations supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
The Fund will make grants, at a grass roots level, to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations who are providing support across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, in accordance with the grant making policy of the Community Foundation.
Examples of eligible groups include:
(CICs will be required to submit their business plan with their application)
Although the Fund does not exclude organisations based on its income level or reserves, if your organisation has a high level of unrestricted reserves you will need to provide an explanation as to why the requested funding cannot be met, either in whole or in part, from these reserves.
Grants of £5,000 to £10,000 are available, although smaller requests will be considered if they demonstrate strong impact against the Fund criteria. Your application should outline the activities you will undertake to meet the Fund themes outlined above, must contain a full budget and, if the request is for a contribution to a larger project or core support, must include details of match funding.
Applicants must also provide up to date copies of the following documents with their application:
Please note: we will not consider your application if these documents have not been submitted.
Applicants will be required to identify three objectives related to the proposed work with people aged over 65.
Successful applicants will be required to provide an end of grant monitoring report explaining the impact of the funding for their beneficiaries and evidence of achievement against grant objectives.
As part of this monitoring, we would like to know about what did and what did not go well, any lessons learned and what will happen next. We would also like to hear feedback from your beneficiaries about the activities they took part in and we would like to see photographs and testimonials.
The Community Foundation’s recommendations are considered by the Pargiter Trust Fund Trustees and The Community Foundation expects to notify successful applicants in late November 2021.
To make an application please click apply online above