Poverty Truth Commision

Contract Opportunity - Estimated Value: £80,000

The Poverty Truth Commission (PTC) is part of NTCA’s Employability and Inclusion Policy priority to develop activities and interventions which achieve local economic resilience via strengthened communities, and more and good jobs. Tenders are invited from suitable contractors to deliver the North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission.  Based on a nationally-recognised model of practice, our PTC will be the first to run post-COVID and across a Combined Authority area.

Deadline for all tenders is before noon 1 June 2021.

Details on the NEPO Portal.

Understanding the experiences of people using home care services, then, now and the future

Contract Opportunity - Value £5,000

ADAPT NE are inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals or organisations who demonstrate the conditions for participation listed in the project information document.

Deadline 17th May, 9am.

More information is available on Northumberland CVA's website.

Thomas Wall Trust - Digital Skills

The programme aims to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world.

Organisations are welcome to apply for grants up to £5,000.

The programme will fund:

  • Not for profit organisations/charities based in the UK that have been established for at least three years
  • Organisations with an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000

Priority is given to:

  • Projects that link digital skills with employment opportunities.
  • Match funded projects.
  • Organisations that can provide compelling evidence of impact.
  • Organisations working with collaborative networks.

The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is Friday 25th June 2021.

See more detail and apply on the Thomas Wall Trust's website.

Arnold Clark Community Fund - Last Chance to Apply

The final deadline for the Arnold Clark Community Fund is 31st of May. Applications are granted on a weekly basis, so the sooner you apply the more chances you have as applications are rolled forward.

The fund is open to all UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is also open to community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and social enterprises. The maximum grant is £1000.

To apply visit the Arnold Clark website.

Co-op Local Community Causes

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that Co-op members care about.

Every time Co-op members buy Co-op branded products, 2p goes to them as a membership reward and the Co-op gives another 2p to support local causes and national community organisations.

Each year local voluntary organisations can apply to be a local Community Cause, and this year the application process opens in May. The applications process will be undertaken through Co-operate, the online community centre, so now is the perfect time to add your organisation to Co-operate.

Co-operate helps people come together to make good things happen. Whether you already run a community group in Northumberland or want help to start one Co-operate is a great place where you can:

  • List your group and activities and recruit members and volunteers
  • Regularly update your group’s information on Co-operate
  • Get ‘How to’ advice and guidance
  • Find and connect with other groups and activities in your area to strengthen and widen community networks across Northumberland

Adding your group or activities onto the Co-operate online community centre is really simple, and totally free – here’s the link to get you started: Co-operate. Co-operate is provided for free by the Co-op to support communities.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch. Ceri Finn. Co-op Member Pioneer Co-ordinator for Northumberland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for applications is the 30th May 2021, payments are made in April 2022 & November 2022. Info on the fund is available here.

National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) - Helping You Apply: Grants for £3,000 - £10,000 (North)

10am – 12pm. Six dates, running to August 18th, 2021.

These events are for groups interested in finding out more about NLHF’s small grants programme. There is no project enquiry service at this level so these webinars have been created to answer all questions and help applicants put in good quality applications.

The session will explore:

  • how heritage can be used to transform places and change lives
  • what a well-planned project looks like
  • how to write a strong funding application to the fund.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to share their project ideas and ask any questions. The webinar will be especially helpful for first-time applicants and those completely new to funding.

Find out more about Heritage Lottery small grants here.

Book your place here.