Alnwick Castle is playing host to fifteen different funders at a countywide funding fair organised by Northumberland Community Voluntary Action.

On Thursday 5th March 2020; against the backdrop of the historic castle; local, regional and national funders will be attending to provide advice and support to community groups and charities in order to help them secure funding for projects, services and core costs.

Marc Johnson, Funding Officer at Northumberland CVA said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to speak directly to the funders about your project and the difference your organisation makes in your community. The funders are always interested in speaking to representatives from a range of different projects – from very small local activities to large countywide or regional projects.”

BBC Children in Need, National Lottery Community Fund and Greggs Foundation are amongst the 15 funders that will be available to talk directly to groups about applying for funding and how to have the best chance of submitting a successful application. The event is being supported by the Northumberland Estates through free use of the Guest Hall at Alnwick Castle and by providing catering. Northumberland Estates will also be promoting their own Community Fund on the day.

Attending this event can make a real difference to your organisation. After attending our Funding Fair in Hexham in October 2019, and armed with invaluable advice from funders, The Friends of Eastwoods Park were able to make successful bids that have brought in £93,000 in funding to support the development of their project in Prudhoe.

In addition to funders, the Northumberland VCS Support Services team will be available to advise groups on developing their projects, volunteering and other sources of funding.

Appointments with funders must be booked in advance and the booking deadline is 9am on Monday 24th February. To book your place, contact Northumberland Community Voluntary Action on 01670 858688; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit