The Squires Foundation Fund, established at the Community Foundation in 1991, was set up to support organisations and projects working to tackle disadvantage in Newcastle, Northumberland, and North Tyneside. Charitable organisations (including registered charities, unincorporated organisations, and charitable incorporated organisations) are invited to apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 for this type of work, and applications for project, capital, running, and core costs are welcome.
Applications will be considered by the Squires Foundation Fund small grants panel in September 2022, and decisions will be communicated shortly afterwards. Examples of projects that have received support from the Fund recently include a programme of activities for young people in rural West Northumberland, the running of a foodbank in the West End of Newcastle, and the provision of arts and crafts sessions for vulnerable women living in and around Blyth.
Please note that the Fund will not support any request for funding for items that are deemed to be the responsibility of statutory services, nor provide funding to meet retrospective costs, in line with the grant-making policies of the Community Foundation. Social enterprises, community interest companies, and other non-charities should also take careful note of our application guidance notes.
To make an application, click apply online above