Supporting young people in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Darlington

  • Grant Range: £750-£10,000 for projects of up to one year in duration.
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 18 December 2020
  • Apply Online

The Wellesley Trust Fund at the Community Foundation – guidelines

The Wellesley Trust Fund is now open for applications.  

The Fund supports organisations working with young people in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington, and applications are welcomed as follows  

In this round, we welcome applications towards an organisations core services or to support one-year projects, though where a project is of a continuing nature, the panel may wish to select exceptional projects for multi-year support.  

Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of up to £500,000.  

In all cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their projects will make a difference to the lives of young people while meeting wider Community Foundation aspirations of supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making our area a good place to live.  

Projects previously supported by the Wellesley Trust Fund include general youth provision, uniformed groups activity, specialist skills and employability support, and work with specific groups of young people (e.g. disabled young people, or those with mental health problems).  Both revenue and capital projects can be considered. Please note, if applying for a capital project please contact Pete Barrett at the Community Foundation before applying.  

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

The deadline for submitting applications is 5pm, Friday 18 December 2020. To make an application, please click apply online above

For further information please contact Pete Barrett at: or call 0191 222 0945.  

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