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The Stanley Community Fund is made up of a number of funds managed on behalf of donors by the Foundation. Grants between £2000 and £10,000 are available to community and voluntary organisations to support a broad range of projects.In exceptional circumstance, grants in excess of £10,000 may be considered.

Priority for the Fund will be given to organisations operating within the area of benefit i.e. within the boundaries of the Stanley Parish Wards, which are:

  • Annfield Plain
  • Catchgate
  • Craghead and South Stanley
  • Havannah
  • South Moor
  • Stanley Hall
  • Tanfield

A map of the Stanley Wards can be viewed here

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?

The Fund will be open to applications from:

  • July 1st – August 31st
  • October 1st –  November 30th

What type of funding can you apply for?

We will consider funding any activity that has a clear community benefit and that meets Stanley Fund grants criteria. Please read the guidelines for the Stanley Community Fund before applying; these have been updated following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.