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Book your place at:

Newcastle Funding Fair - Thursday 6 June 1pm - 4pm

The Newcastle Funding Fair brings people with ideas together with funders. 

Find out more and book your place as a Delegate or as an Exhibitor

Download this handy tool to help you communicate your idea quickly and clearly to funders

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Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children

Next deadline 30 April

Minimum £500   Maximum £2,500

Grants are available for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation

Key Criteria:

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities in the UK are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. This means areas that fall within the bottom 20% according to the National Indices of Deprivation.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications will be accepted between 1 March and 30 April 2019 for holidays taken between 1 May and 30 June 2019.
  • Applications will be accepted between 1 May and 2 July 2019 for holidays taken between 1 July and 31 August 2019.
  • Applications will be accepted between 3 July and 16 November 2019 for holidays taken between 1 September and 31 December 2019.

Further information available on their website: 


People's Health Trust Active Communities funding programme

10 April (for four weeks)

Active Communities will be opening the Active Communities programme in Health Lottery North East & Cumbria. The Health Lottery North East & Cumbria area covers Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland. For this round of funding they will be targeting Newcastle, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside, Allerdale, Copeland and Barrow in Furness, and will only be accepting applications from these areas. They are particularly looking to focus on Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside.

Active Communities invests in local ideas which:

  • Are designed and led by local people;
  • Support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them
  • Create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly;
  • Are for people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country.

Are either:

Small and local, for example, involving residents living in a few streets, an estate, a small village and working in one or more of our 'fundable neighbourhoods'
o A community of interest: a group of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them. They may live across a wider area.

Find out more


Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Deadline 30 April

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation is a UK registered charitable trust and makes donations to registered charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.

Find out more


Positive People Positive Places (4Ps)

Deadline 3 May

People can apply for £250-£750 to help make a difference to the community where they live. Last year the project funded 19 projects such as activities for children and young people, activities for older people and community events.

This year the aim of the fund is to support small projects and activities that improve the quality of life of our customers and create more stable, cohesive and sustainable communities. We are keen to support projects that work towards making our communities amazing places where people are proud to live. Projects need to include or benefit Newcastle City Council (YHN) tenants.

Find out more


Voices from the Frontline

Deadline 14 May

Rosa - the UK fund for women and girls, is pleased to open the fourth round of our flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline. The programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to women's organisations of all sizes for advocacy, campaigning and activism.

To apply or find out more about Voices from the Frontline please read the application guidance

There are also two 'How to apply' webinars. Please register below:

Wednesday 27 March 11.00 – 12.00pm Register here

Tuesday 30 April 12.30 – 1.30pm Register here


Community Food Grants

Deadline 16 May

The Community Food Grant scheme for 2019 is now open; set to distribute £10,000 to local community organisations and schools in Newcastle - providing the opportunity to develop grassroots community food projects. You can apply for a Food Grant of between £250 and £2,500. The closing date is Thursday 16 May 2019 (12:00hrs).

Funded projects will seek to address food related health inequalities which aim to inspire people about good food and have a positive impact on physical health and emotional wellbeing. This year we are particularly keen to encourage applications that aim to increase food skills and knowledge.

The Food Grant application form and guidance notes are now available online at 

For advice on applying please contact Nicola Cowell, Community Food Engagement Co-ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Vicki Soulsby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Coalfields Community Investment Programme Changes for England

Next deadline 31 May

The Trust offers grants to voluntary and community organisations for projects taking place in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England and which make a positive difference in addressing the areas of skills, employment, health and wellbeing. Recently the Trust announced the following changes:

  • The theme Health has been changed to Health and Wellbeing and will encompass projects that address food poverty, debt advice, mental health issues, substance misuse, social isolation or projects increasing participation in physical activity.
  • The Trust will now fund Core Costs up to 50% of the total costs requested from the Trust. This can include operational costs and administration and management

Find out more


Children in Need

Gives grants for work with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  2. Any kind of disability
  3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

There are two grant levels:

Children in Need Main Grants 2019 Deadlines:13 January and 19 May

Open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants for projects over £10,000 per year for up to three years. We recommend using their guide to planning your projectbefore you complete your application. Poor planning is a common reason why applications are not successful.

Children in Need Small Grants 2019 Deadlines: 3 March and 2 June

Open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants for projects up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years ( a total request of £30,000) Updates:

  • they have added an eligibility checklist to the form, to help you make sure you are able to apply 
  • The form has been updated, so please read carefully and follow the guidance provided in the application pages

Further information about both programmes is available on the Children in Need website


Edward Gostling Foundation

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need

Larger grants now available for charities whose work enhances the quality of life for people in need, particularly those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation provides funding to support its goal of ensuring that people living with a mental and/or physical disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.

UK charities that have been registered for at least three years can apply for a grant as long as their application address at least one of the four themes of the Foundation:

  • Health and wellbeing: to maintain, improve and advance the health and welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses.
  • Independent living at home: to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible.
  • Respite: either for the person living with a disability (or long-term illnesses) or the carer to access sports and leisure activities or simply enjoy fun, friendship and the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation.
  • Transition: to provide fundamental life skills and infrastructure necessary to allow people to reach their full potential in all areas of life and to become a valued member of their local community.

The Foundation now offers two levels of funding:

  • Fast Track Small Grants of less than £5,000.
  • Large Grants of more than £5,000.


Sherburn House Fund Individual Hardship (Relief in Need)

  • (Managed by County Durham Community Foundation)
  • £300 grants available for individuals or families
  • Funding for essential domestic equipment (eg cookers, washing machines, beds etc)

North East wide (recipients must live between the River Tweed and River Tees) Applications are invited from professionals working with clients who are experiencing extreme hardship and are in extreme social and financial need. It is likely that they have been unable to obtain funding from other sources.

Applications must be submitted by organisations willing to purchasing items on behalf of your client.

For full details, please visit the CDCF website


The Adint Charitable Trust 

Makes grants of between £250 and £15,000 to registered charities for general charitable purposes, but has a preference for charities working in the fields of education, training, disability, sport and/or recreation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications should be in writing to the address below and include full details of the charity for which funding is requested.

Mr. Douglas Oram FIH MCIPS, The Adint Charitable Trust, Suite 512, 517, Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN

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The Joicey Trust

Trustees' meetings take place twice a year: usually late January/early February and late June/ July.

Applications should be submitted to the appeals secretary in time to allow for any queries to be resolved by 30 November or 31 May in each year for consideration at the next Trustees' meeting: early applications are therefore encouraged.

Grants are made across a wide spectrum for either revenue (including 'core funding') or capital expenditure. Applications for research (and research costs within core funding applications) will not normally be supported. The Trustees also generally exclude applications from charities that are not registered within the beneficiary area and where gross incoming resources exceed £1 million as any award would be a very small addition to these resources.

Find out more 


Bill Brown 1989 Charitable Trust

 The trust is particularly interested in supporting the following areas:-

  • Research into blindness
  • Other medical research  
  • The deaf and blind  
  • Care of the elderly    
  • Care of the disabled    
  • General welfare    
  • Hospices 


Boshier-Hinton Foundation

 Has two priorities:

  1. To provide relief for children and adults with special educational or other needs, and their families, in any part of the country.
  2. To make donations to institutions providing facilities and advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs.  


Big Lottery Partnerships funding

Grants over £10,000 for organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a shared set of goals and values, and achieve their mission by starting with the bigger picture rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. Grants are awarded for up to five years and they can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.