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Greggs Foundation: North East Core Grants




Offers grants of up to £15,000 a year – for up to three years – to help cover core running costs of organisations that work in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The Foundation is particularly keen on supporting the following priority groups:

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

Smaller organisations with fewer employees are prioritised. They are unable to consider organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000.

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. Greggs 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 year for up to three years

Deadline: 18 September 2018

Application process: Greggs Foundation website