The Trust’s objectives are wide-ranging but it exists mainly to help improve the lives of people and communities in the North Tyneside, South Northumberland and East Newcastle area of the North East.
Grants made vary between regular annual contributions, small one-off donations and grants for capital projects. The Trust makes grants of between £100 and £10,000, but the average size of grant awarded is £1,000.
Most of the beneficiaries in recent years have been youth groups (both uniformed and non-uniformed), children, people with disabilities, older people, schools, colleges, councils for voluntary service and other advice agencies.
There is a simple application process and a quick turnaround on decisions.