To mark its £1m grant milestone the P&G Fund at the Community Foundation will make available a grant of £20,000 for a project that sits within its ‘Everyday Health and Confidence’ criteria and focusses on addressing mental health and wellbeing.

Applications are sought from charitable organisations working in Tyne & Wear and/or Northumberland with an annual income of between £50k and £500k.

The Community Foundation’s Vital Sign research found that:

  • our area scores below the national average for self-reported wellbeing;
  • we have higher rates of mental ill-health and self-harm;
  • children and young people in poverty are more likely to experience problems with emotional wellbeing;
  • for adults, wellbeing can be adversely affected by long-term illness, disability or substance dependency; stressful events, living on a low income or being homeless;
  • for older people, low income, isolation, cognitive impairment and bereavement can also have a negative impact;
  • a wide range of community and voluntary groups are active, complementing acute/specialist work supported through statutory funding.


There is a two-stage application process:

Stage one

The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is 5pm on Monday 11th June 2018.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants from stage one will be contacted by email on Friday 22nd June 2018.


Stage two

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, using the Community Foundation’s standard online application form.
The deadline for submitting the application is 5pm on Thursday 19th July 2018.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants from stage two will be notified by email no later than Friday 31st August 2018.

Applicants must be prepared to spend their grant in the year commencing 1st October 2018.


Full details are available on the Community Foundation's website