Whether it’s £500 for new equipment or £5,000 for set up costs you’re looking for, we can help you at every stage of the funding process, from:

  • Identifying your funding needs
  • Planning your project and putting together a budget
  • Who to apply to for funding
  • Developing your funding applications
  • Evidencing your need and defining your outcomes

We also hold regular Funding Bytes sessions, giving you a chance to hear directly from local funders, and an annual funding fair – look out for details in our News and Events section.

See our Information Sheets below or contact us for further support.

Funding News

Big Lottery Fund launch Building Connection funds

        Funding of between £30,000 and £100,000 is available to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness and help people, communities and local services connect in a…

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LA7 ESF Community Grants

Grants of up to £15k are now available to support inactive and unemployed people to help their progression towards further learning and employment. Gateshead Council learningSkills, on behalf of the…

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Tesco Bags of Help

        Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community…

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The Catherine Cookson Trust

          The Catherine Cookson Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable…

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Bright Ideas Fund

        The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of…

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