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.


April 2017

Women's Fund - 5th April 2017
Youth Social Action - 14th April 2017
SUEZ Community Trust - 24th April 2017
Rothley Trust - 28th April 2017
PCC Community Fund - 30th April 2017

May 2017

Banks Community Fund - 4th May 2017
Wingates Wind Farm - 14th May 2017
Chrysalis Trust - 15th May 2017
Tackling Poverty Fund - 17th May 2017
Greggs, NE Core - 18th May
Sport & Play (HDF) - 19th May 2017
Green Rigg Wind Farm Fund - 19th May
Comic Relief Community Cash - 19th May 2017
Veolia Env Trust - 25th May 2017
Sherburn House Charity - 28th May 2017
The Joicey Trust - 31st May 2017
Middlemoor Wind Farm Fund - 31st May

June 2017

Coalfields Regen Trust - 9th June 2017
High Sheriff of Northumberland - 12th June 2017
Wellesley Trust - 12th June 2017
Hadrian Trust - 15th June 2017
Lloyds Bank Foundation - 16th June 2017
Gillian Dickinson Trust - 16th June 2017
Sir James Knott Trust - 16th June 2017

Greggs, local projects - 24th June 2017 
Greggs, environmental - 24th June 2017
Children's Foundation - 30th June 2017

July 2017

MG Northumbria - 1st July 2017
Rothley Trust - 7th July 2017 
Suez Communities Trust - 24th July 2017
LA7 Community Grants - 31st July 2017

August 2017

Local Environment Action Fund - 1st Aug 2017
Banks Community Fund - 3rd Aug 2017
P&G Community Fund - 11th Aug 2017
Wingates Wind Farm - 13th Aug 2017
Combatting Isolation Fund - 17th Aug 2017
Green Rigg Wind Farm Fund - 18th Aug 2017
Hospital of God - 18th Aug 2017
Sport & Play (HDF) - 19th Aug 2017
Barmoor Wind Farm Fund - 21st Aug 2017
Greggs, NE Core - 30th Aug 2017

September 2017

Sherburn House Charity - 1st Sept 2017
High Sheriff Of Northumberland - 5th Sept 2017
Hadrian Trust - 11th Sept 2017

Coalfields Regen Trust - 15th Sept 2017
Greggs, local projects - 29th Sept 2017 
Greggs, environmental - 29th Sept 2017

October 2017

Suez Communities Trust - 2nd Oct 2017
Sir James Knott Trust - 20th Oct 2017

November 2017

Banks Community Fund - 2nd Nov 2017
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th Nov 2017
Sport & Play (HDF) - 17th Nov 2017
Sherburn House Charity - 26th Nov 2017
The Joicey Trust - 30th Nov 2017

December 2017

Coalfields Regen Trust - 8th Dec 2017
Chysalis Trust - 15th Dec 2017

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



Community Foundation


Applications for consideration for this fund at the October 2017 meeting must be submitted by 21 August 2017


Who can apply?

Priority is given to community and voluntary groups, schools or other such organisations based within a 5 km radius of the Barmoor wind farm. Applications will also be considered from organisations based within a 10km radius of the wind farm. If an organisation based outside of the 10km radius can clearly demonstrate that an application is directly benefiting residents living within the priority area, it will also be considered.
Please note that only one application per organisation will be considered at each Panel meeting


What can be funded?

  • Capital items that will have a long lasting benefit ( a minimum of two quotes required);
  • Improvements to community buildings (a minimum of two quotes required);
  • Biodiversity and habitat conservation;
  • Energy conservation and increased use of renewables;
  • Community trips and events;
  • Start-up costs for new groups;

This list is not exhaustive!


How much money can be applied for?

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available.
In exceptional circumstances, grants of up to £20,000 may be considered.


How do I apply?

Applications can be made online at  by the above dates, or a paper application form can be posted out to you.
For further information please contact the Community Foundation on (0191) 222 0945 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding Fair - Booking now open

Don't miss out book your place today.

Tuesday 26th September 2017, 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Felton Village Hall

A range of funders have confirmed attendance at the funding fair on 26th September, including: Big Lottery Fund
Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Community Foundation
Greggs Foundation
Hadrian Trust
The Joicey Trust
Sir James Knott Trust
LEADER Programme
Northumberland County Council - Community Chest
Northumberland National Park Authority

Download a Booking form and read further details on the funders in the directory.


Booking forms must be returned by 18th September. Our Funding Fairs are operated on an appointment basis which must be pre-booked. Each appointment is 10 minutes long.

Comic Relief’s new Older people’s 'Active Ageing Fund' is now open to applications.

This is a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities.

They are looking for proposals which put older people at the centre of the work, designing and developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities.

The deadline for applications is midday 29th August 2017.

Full details are available on the Comic Relief website


With effect from 1st July 2017, the maximum amount which applicants can request for Large Grants, Hospices, Village Halls & Community Centres will be increased to £50,000 (from £45,000). These grants are only for one-off capital projects where the total cost of the project is under £1M (apart from hospices where there is no maximum total cost limit). 

Applicants must have secured at least 50% before making an application to Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.

If you have recently made an application for any of these schemes, the increased grant amount will be factored in when your application is considered.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation offers a range of grants for core-costs, salaries, project costs and capital items the level of grants go from grants of below £6,000 to a maximum of £50,000. Full details are available on the Trusthouse Website.


Some recent grants include:

Bacmans Community Ltd. £9,000 Towards the cost of a Community Hub in Lynemouth.

Hadston House Youth & Community Projects Ltd. £9,500 Towards the cost of youth sessions and a youth cafe at a the community centre.

Northumberland Community Enterprise Ltd. £6,500 Towards the running costs of an Employability iLearn Project in Morpeth.

Minsteracres Retreat Centre. £5,000 Towards the cost of installing and upgrading bathroom facilities at a residential retreat centre.

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.

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

To mark 300 years of the United Grand Lodge of England many celebratory events will be held across the country ranging from Thanksgiving Services, gala dinners to Teddy Bear Picnics and community events. 2017 will see a full year of donations by regional Provincial Grand Lodges throughout England & Wales to charities which operate in the local community.

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland, which stretches from Berwick upon Tweed, Haltwhistle in the west, Seahouses and Whitley bay in the east to Newcastle in the south is delighted to be part of these celebrations. We will be giving away thousands of pounds to local charities throughout 2017, in the hope this financial boost will help community projects throughout the region, increasing the hugely positive effect they have to peoples lives within the community.

If you are a local charity and would like to apply to be considered for a Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland donation, then please complete the form on the Northumberland Masons website

Big Lottery Fund have revised and simplified their application form and guidance for the Reaching Communities programme to better reflect their Strategic Framework 2015 - 2021.

A key component of the new framework is their vision of 'People in the lead' and this runs through both the application form and guidance.


Big Lottery Fund's description of this in the guidance for Reaching Communities is:

People in the Lead 

We believe that the best way to improve communities is through harnessing and supporting the ideas, skills and energy of the people who live in them. Our ‘People in the Lead’ approach focusses on ensuring people are able to drive change in their community right from the start, and remain in the driving seat from design through to delivery. By doing this, our funding can help ensure that people and places are better prepared to make the most of their potential, and overcome the range of challenges they may face in the future.


Funding Priorities

Reaching Communities has new funding priorities, these are:

The most important thing is that you tell us what your ideas are for making positive change in your communities.We particularly want to hear about ideas that support:

  • Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
  • Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
  • Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage

Full details and the new stage one application form is available on the Big Lottery website. You are strongly encouraged to contact BIG Lottery on 0345 4 10 20 30 before starting an application.


Reaching Communities Buildings This stream of Reaching Communities funding will close at 5pm on 31/1/17. We anticipate that a revised buildings programme will launch in the near future.