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 2017

Suez Communities Trust - 2nd Oct 2017
Women's Fund - 2nd October 2017
Kiln Pit Hill Windfarm - 3rd October 2017
Gillian Dickinson Trust - 6th October 2017 
Middlemoor Windfarm - 6th October 2017
Culture Bridge NE Fund - 18th Oct 2017
NGN - Community Promises - 19th Oct 2017
Sir James Knott Trust - 20th October 2017
The Rothley Trust - 20th October 2017
The Children's Foundation - 31st October 2017

November 2017

Banks Community Fund - 2nd Nov 2017
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th Nov 2017
Sport & Play (HDF) - 17th Nov 2017
Greggs, NE Core - 18th 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
Hadrian Trust - 22nd Dec 2017
Hospital of God - 29th Dec 2017

January 2018

NCC Community Chest - 12th January

February 2018

March 2018

 

April 2018

Hospital of God - 27th April

May 2018

The Joicey Trust - 31st May

June 2018
July 2018 August 2018

September 2018

 

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

 

 
 
 

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.

The objectives of The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust are to promote, facilitate and support such purposes as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the United Kingdom.

Following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.
 

The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications received. These meetings are currently held in June and November.

Applications for the November meeting must be submitted by 27th October 2017. Full details on the NFU Mutual 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.

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.

This fund  will support people within lower socio-economic groups who currently participate in less than 30 minutes activity each week.  

This includes those who are employed in ‘semi-routine’ jobs, like shop assistants, hairdressers and bus drivers; people in ‘routine’ jobs, like waiters, cleaners and building labourers.  It also includes people who are long-term unemployed or have never been employed. They typically fall within the National Statistic Social-Economic Classification (or NS-SEC) groups 6-8.

 

The fund has 3 different funding options;

Funding option A: £2m will support larger projects from £25,000 up to a maximum of £500,000. This part of the fund will support projects aimed at inactive people who are in employment. They will be ordinary people and families who sometimes, or often, struggle to make ends meet. They can find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or feel being active isn’t for them.

 

Funding option B: £1m will support projects between £25,000 and £100,000. This will focus on projects aimed at inactive people who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, and face more extreme disadvantage. They may also be facing other challenges, such as being at risk of offending or dealing with substance misuse.

 

Funding option C: We know that sometimes small amounts of money, especially for smaller local groups, can make a big difference, so 5% of the total fund (£150,000) will be used to fund smaller awards between £1,000 and £10,000. This can be used to support either of the two groups of people described above

 

The closing date for expressions of interest to option A and option B, and full applications to the small grant (option C) is 5pm on the 6th of November 2017.

 

Northumberland Sport are keen to support anyone interested in applying to any of the funding options and are particularly keen to promote the small grant option 

 

Sport England has produced a funding prospectus which can be downloaded from the website

They are also holding surgeries for anyone interested in applying to the fund. the surgeries can be booked on the sport England website and will be held in the following locations 

  • Middlesbrough – 27 September 2017
  • Sheffield – 28 September 2017
  • Wolverhampton – 3 October 2017
  • Manchester – 4 October 2017
  • Newcastle – 9 October 2017
  • Ealing – 12 October 2017

Northumberland Sport are happy to discuss any potential applications if anyone requires additional support.

Contact: Gail Ballance; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel 01670 623519

 

Community grants usually range between £5,000 and £25,000 and are awarded towards projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. National Churches Trust are interested in a wide range of projects but all will include toilets or catering facilities. To qualify, projects should have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees).

 

Places of worship of any denomination and age can apply. Applications will be considered from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship across the UK. For 2018 NCT continue to encourage applications from their priority areas - North East England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches, but other churches may still apply.

 

The application process begins with an eligibility quiz. Please answer these questions accurately. If you are eligible you will be able to continue to the application form.

 

The next deadline is 30 October 2017 for a decision in March 2018.

Subsequent deadlines will be: 5 March 2018 for a decision in July 2018, 2 July 2018 for a decision in November 2018.

 

Full details and guidance is available on the National Churches Trust website.

 

National Churches Trust Micro-Grants in Partnership with the Cinnamon Network

Launched in 2016, applicants with necessary facilities soon to be in place can also be considered for National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in Partnership with the Cinnamon Network. These are additional £2,000 micro-grants available to successful applicants to set up a new Cinnamon Network Recognised Project that meets the needs of local people.

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

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.

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.

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.

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