Provides grants and non-monetary support to organisations with a turnover under £1m who want to change, survive, adapt and grow so they can better address needs in communities. The fund will prioritise organisations working in the areas of poverty, mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and educational disadvantage.
The Fund aims to make grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 and provide access to non-monetary support via existing Community Foundation initiatives (e.g. pro-bono support and TrusteeMatch) and external schemes.
Applications are sought from charitable organisations and social enterprises:
- Working in the North East (Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Tees Valley area with priority given to those working in Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham and the Tees Valley).
- Priority will be given to those organisations with a turnover under £500k, however the Fund is open to organisations with an average annual turnover of between £100k and £1m.
Applicants MUST demonstrate that the application is driven by the lead staff person in the organisation (CEO etc.) See the website for a list of example areas groups could be looking to develop in.
There is a two-stage application process.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 9am on Monday 10 December
Applicants selected following stage 1 will be invited to present to a panel made up of the partners in the week commencing 4 March 2019. Applicants will be asked to talk about their plans for 10-15 minutes which will be followed by up to 15 minutes of questions and discussions with the panel.