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Help and Support

Get information to help you apply for funding.

Grants for organisations and individuals: grantee portal and application help notes

These notes will help you make an application on our grantee portal and complete your organisation's grant application and make sure you give us all the information we need.

National advice and information

The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help trustees. There are several national professional organisations which may help you in your work. Some of the best known are the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Charity Finance Group and Chartered Institute for Fundraising. The Small Charities Coalition has a range of free resources covering all areas of work.

Time to Talk

If you want to find out more about Community Foundation funding before making an application, come along to one of our Time to Talk sessions.


Sessions are open to staff, trustees and volunteers from groups seeking funding, and to people and organisations who advise them on making applications. Time to Talk gives an opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, good practice, and understand more about how we work.


Sessions are either hosted online or run at our office, Philanthropy House in Newcastle upon Tyne, and at locations around the region. Advance booking is essential and we limit numbers to one per organisation (unless you have a support worker or carer with you). For in person Time to Talk sessions, we provide lunch and refreshments.

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Sector Support and development

We offer access to a range of training and development opportunities to help organisations in our area be more effective and resilient. From governance to fundraising and more, our sessions help strengthen organisations

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