Supporting young people in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham

  • Grant Range: £750-£10,000 for projects of up to one year in duration.
  • Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020
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Wellesley Trust Fund

The Wellesley Trust 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’re welcoming applications for one-year projects, though where a project is of a continuing nature, the panel may wish to select exceptional projects for multi-year support.

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.

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

The deadline is Monday 24 February 2020

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