About the fund
The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has allocated £135,000 for a locally-led funding pilot in Sunderland, which aims to pass power on grant-making decisions to the communities themselves. We wish to appoint a local Steering Group made up of local community members who will:
● Identify and agree which local needs/issues they wish the Fund to focus on/address
● Decide what activities, projects and costs are and aren’t eligible for a grant
● Review applications and decide which applications receive a grant
The Community Foundation will provide information, support and advice but will not actively shape programme design – that will be up to the local Steering Group. This is an exciting and innovative approach to grant-making and we wish to begin by recruiting local community members to take part.