This list includes information on funders that have a North East or Northumberland focus and will be updated as and when we receive information on funding deadlines. It is important that you check with each funder directly as deadlines may change.

 

October 2018

Sir James Knott Trust - 5th October
Gillian Dickinson Trust - 5th October
Gannett Fdn / Hexham Courant - 8th Oct
Ray Wind Farm - 14th October
Community Partnering Fund - 16th Oct
Rothley Trust - 19th October

November 2018

Women's Fund - 1st November
High Sheriff Award
- 1st November
Tampon Tax Community Fund - 5th Nov
Youth Music (Max £200k)
- 9th November
Virgin Money Foundation NE Fund - 10th Nov
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th November
Banks Community Fund - 15th November
NCC Sport & Play - 16th November
Greggs NE Core - 16th November
The Joicey Trust - 30th November

December 2018

Robert Wood Trust Fund - 1st December
Children in Need (Small)
- 2nd December
Coalfields Regen Trust
- 7th December

Youth Music (Max £30k) - 7th December
Pen & Palette Club Fund - 7th December
Blyth Offshore Wind Farm - 10th December
Growth & Resillience Fund - 10th December
John D Fund - 17th December
Northern Powergrid Community Fund - 17th December
#iwill Take Action Fund - 31st December

January 2019

NCC Community Chest - 11th January
Children in Need (Main)
- 13th January
Hadrian Trust - 13th January
Rothley Trust - 18th January
Green Rigg Wind Farm - 21st January
High Sheriff Award - 26th January

February 2019

Wellesley Trust - 4th February
Banks Community Fund
 - 7th February
Gillian Dickinson Trust - 8th February
Sir James Knott Trust - 8th February
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th February
NCC Sport & Play - 15th February
Greggs Local Fund - 28th February

March 2019

Children in Need (Small) - 3rd March
Greggs NE Core - 9th March

April 2019

May 2019

Banks Community Fund - 9th May
Wingates Wind Farm - 13th May
Children in Need (Main)
 - 19th May
The Joicey Trust - 31st May

June 2019

Children in Need (Small) - 2nd June

 

July 2019

 

August 2019

Banks Community Fund - 8th August
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th August

 

September 2019

 

 

 

No specific deadlines

1989 Willan Charitable Trust Local Environment Action Fund (Under £2k) Sir James Knott Trust (Under £1k)
Ballinger Charitable Trust William Leech Charity  

 

 

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Don't leave your application until the deadline, as some funds may close early!

 

 
 
 

The fund supports organisations working with young people in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington.

In this round, the fund are 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. Organisations who received grants from the fund in spring 2018 should not apply to this round. 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.    The deadline is Monday 4th February 2018, 9.00am. Full details are available on the Community Foundation's website

 

community foundation

Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Northumberland.

The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25. The application should explain what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and should also show how they are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their club and community. Awards also recognise work to support young people to overcome challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group. Awards of up to £750 are available.
Deadline is 9am on 26th January 2019. Full details on the Community Foundation's website

 

community foundation

This round of funding will focus on children and young people’s mental health and aims to:

Expand and evaluate already successful innovative projects that:

  • Adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0-25 years;
  • Particularly support children and young people through life changing events;
  • Have strong local connections already in place;
  • Are delivered by the VCSE sector;
  • Are co-produced with service users and stakeholders; and
  • Promote equalities and reduce health inequalities.

The expansion of projects should enable the testing of a new approach within an existing project to reach a different audience (either age range or demographic). The Fund cannot be used to support geographical extensions. The evaluation relates to the expansion element of the project only. At least 5% of the project budget should be allocated for this. The fund will grant fund projects for a period of three years. A total sum of up to £510,000 is available per applicant. Match funding from a statutory partner, e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP), Local Authority (LA), must be secured. A series of webinars are running end of November and December. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th February 2019 at 12 noon. For more details on the fund and the webinars please visit the Govt. website

The Next Generation fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. There are two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019, and five community groups will be successful at each round. 

The fund is seeking well established and experienced community energy businesses in England who want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Projects will need to be complete by June 2021. The deadline for expressions of interest for the first round is midnight on Sunday 13 January 2019. Full details are available on the website.

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.

Priorities include projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Round 13 of the UK Small Grants Scheme will close on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at noon. More information is available on the Theatres Trust website

Round 2 of Small Grants Fund is NOW OPEN.
The closing date is 18 May 2018 at 23.59. Round 2 of Large Grants Fund will be open from 26 April 2018.
It will be for projects between £2,000 and £65,000. The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018. Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018. More information on the website.

 

The Virgin Money Foundation is match funding £850,000 from Big Lottery Fund to create a £1.7million, three year #iwill Take Action Fund.

Funding is available under three themes:

  • Our Physical Environment: We want to foster a sense of community pride and empower young people to make the communities they live in a better place.
  • Our Health: We want to encourage young people to tackle health issues that affect their community using sport and peer networks to raise awareness and to campaign.
  • Our Culture: We want the voice of young people to be heard. We want young people to use art and media as a tool to raise awareness of the issues that matter to them and their communities.

They are looking for projects working with young people aged 10 to 20 or up to 25 for disabled people. To be able to apply you must provide evidence that young people have been involved in the planning of your project and how that will continue for the duration of the grant. Activities must include volunteering, campaigning or fundraising. Applications will be assessed on how well they reflect the #iwill 6 principles of great social action. There is further information on the 6 principles here: http://www.iwill.org.uk/about-us/principles/

In addition, each applicant will be expected to tell us how they intend to work with at least one of the following groups:

  • Young people living in the top 5% deprived areas of the North East
  • BAME youth
  • Young parents
  • Young offenders
  • Young homeless people.

Applications can be from £10,000 to £60,000 for up to two years activity.

The main grants programme is open now and will close to applications in December 2018.

More information is available on the Virgin Money Foundation website.

Big Lottery Fund have made changes to their funding so that it's easier to apply for National Lottery funding.

They have nearly tripled the number of staff across England, and they will be working more closely with communities that they support. This means you'll have the same local point of contact throughout your application.

They're also moving away from standardised application forms so that they can focus on supporting the best ideas, not the people who are best at filling in forms. You can now submit your ideas online, by phone or in person. Big Lottery Fund support ideas that meet their three funding priorities. These are projects that:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Big Lottery Fund now offer three types of funding: National Lottery Awards for All

The National Lottery Awards for All scheme offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Find out more about National Lottery Awards for All funding

 

Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. 

Find out more about Reaching Communities funding

 

Partnerships

The Partnerships funding provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations who have great ideas to do amazing things together. 

Find out more about Partnerships funding

Suez Communities Trust have launched a new and improved online application process.

From now on, applications can be made at any time via a two-stage online application form.  There are no longer any application deadlines.

The stage one application form can be completed quickly and captures brief information which will help to establish if a project is likely to be eligible for funding.  When a stage one application form is received it will be review and responded to within five working days.  If your project appears to meet the funding criteria we will invite you to stage two.

Stage two is a full application form which requires more detail about the project, along with supporting documents.  When they receive a stage two application it will be reviewed and a funding decision made within 5 to 16 weeks.

 

The funding criteria has not changed as a result of the new two-stage application process.

 

For more details visit the Suez Communities Trust website.

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiative have launched a £5,000 Community Environmental Projects Fund.

This exciting new grant scheme will enable local community volunteers make a contribution to their village or parish. Funding will be available for built environment or environmental projects. It can be used towards the cost of tools or for professional support.   

Initially, £5,000 is available in the fund until April 2019, although it is hoped that the scheme will continue for further years. Grants will normally be in the range of £750 - £1,000. In general, the scheme will provide 100% funding, although this is at the discretion of the advisory panel.

Gary Campbell, Coast Care Project Co-ordinator, said: "This exciting new funding opportunity will help to give volunteers the tools to make a real difference in our area. In so many different ways volunteers play a vital role in looking after our coast. This grant fund will help to support and develop this even further”.

The grant scheme is open to those based in, or operating in, any parish within or adjacent to the AONB (which runs along the coast between Amble and Berwick).

The scheme complements the existing Sustainable Development Fund run by the AONB Partnership, which provides grants of up to £3,000 for projects that benefit the environment, communities and visitors to the AONB.

Anyone wanting further information on either of the AONB grant schemes should contact Catherine Gray, Funding and Communications Officer on tel. 01670 622644; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the AONB website. Or contact any member of the Coast Care team www.coast-care.co.uk

 

The North East Fund offers grants of up to £50,000 to organisations to help make a long term difference to local communities. To find out more about current funded organisations click here.

The Foundation want to hear from community organisations working to promote long-term change in the most deprived neighbourhoods in the North East. We all know that local knowledge is vital to the success of any new idea and they are looking for applications from voluntary organisations working within their local community to:

  • Support vulnerable people into quality housing

  • Get young people into long term jobs

  • Create opportunities through social enterprise.

The foundation are receiving and assessing applications now!

The fund will close when all funds have been committed. As the closing date will therefore be determined by the number and quality of applications received, organisations are encouraged to submit their application as soon as they are ready. They will be considered in date order. For more information or to apply to the North East Fund visit the website.

The J A Clark Charitable Trust was set up in 1971 by John Anthony Clark as a family charitable trust.

The objective of the JAC Trust is to use the Trust’s income to provide financial and other support to organisations and projects that help to make change for those in real need in the UK and the wider world.

The Trust gives grants to charities and other non-profit making organisations.  To maximise the impact of our grant-making we focus our funding on organisations that are effective, share our ambitions and whose projects are most aligned with our interests and passions.

 

2017-2022 Strategic Period

The Trustees have identified two areas they wish to support during the current strategic period:

a) Women’s Empowerment in Africa and Asia, 

b) Disadvantaged Youths in deprived areas of the UK, specifically East London and the North East.

From time to time the Trustees will review the Trust’s funding policy and areas of focus. The most recent changes were made in March 2017. More information is available on the Trust's website.

As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens, grants will are now available for general community projects.

The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could range from:

  • Purchasing items which will benefit local community groups such as sports kit, specialised medical equipment, art and crafts materials, spades, litter pickers, camping equipment.
  • Improvements to a building that benefits the local community such as a Scout or Guide hut, church or village hall, changing facilities for sports.
  • Developing an outdoor space play area, allotment, park, school grounds, woodland or wildlife area.
  • Running a community event or activity such as fun runs, village fete, clean-up day, tree planting, bird watch.
  • Supporting seasonal activities such as purchasing new Christmas lights, supporting a Christmas meal for the homeless or a Diwali celebration event for the community etc.

These are just some examples of projects that are now eligible as the green light will be given to many other schemes that meet the programme’s aims and objectives to fund projects which will benefit the local community.

To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased and there are new funding amounts – with £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 up for grabs. You do not have to be near a Tesco's shop to apply. More information is available on the Groundwork website

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