Supports organisations and projects to have real impact in their community, enabling them to continue their work and make vital improvements to their service.

Our Community Grants programme is made up of a number of funds managed on behalf of donors by the Foundation. It provides grants up to £5,000 and can support a broad range of projects.

Who can apply?

There are no limits to the size of organisation that can apply, however priority will go to those organisations that can evidence that they can deliver significant impact locally.

When to apply?

There are no deadlines – applications can be made at any time.

What type of funding can you apply for?

We will consider funding any activity that has a clear community benefit and that meet our general grants criteria.

Please note: We are currently accepting applications to Community Grants for projects/activities that are able to run in the next few months, while social distancing measures are likely to stay in place.

For funding towards activities responding to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, or the resilience of your organisation, please check our COVID-19 Fund.

Before applying please read our general grant making criteria.  Click here to check that your organisation and activity or project for which you are seeking funding meets our criteria.

Please contact a member of the Grants Team on 0191 378 6340 if you have any questions or need help with your application.