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Greggs Foundation North East Core Funding




The programme supports organisations that work in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside, or organisations that support otherwise disadvantaged people, particularly those that support the following priority groups:

  • People with disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • Voluntary carers
  • Older and isolated people

If you represent a generic community organisation, i.e, doesn’t support people with a specific identified disadvantage, the organisation must benefit people who live in a disadvantaged area.

North East Core Funding provides core revenue costs of organisations rather than project costs or positions. They prefer to fund existing work with a proven track record, rather than new work. Any core costs can be considered where you can demonstrate that the grant will improve the capacity of your organisation to provide a great service. They can consider the following costs:

  • Contributions towards bills, i.e, electricity, gas, rent, rates
  • Contributions towards core salaries (managers or administrators rather than project workers or sessional staff)
  • HMRC costs relating to the core salaries only

Grant size: Up to £15,000 per annum for up to three years (so £45,000 in total)

Next deadline: 8 March 2018

Application process: Greggs Foundation website