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Online Safety Briefing by Northumbria Police: 20 November






Northumbria Police, in conjunction with South West Grid for Learning, have arranged a number of events around online safety throughout November.  Online Safety Live is a programme of events designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people and they’re completely free to attend.

The events are two hours long and cover a broad range of online safety topics, a briefing session in its truest sense. At the end of the event all delegates receive access to an online resource area containing links to all the materials mentioned, signposting to sources of help and support as well as a live copy of the presentation itself.

The North Tyneside event takes place on Tuesday 20 November, 9.30am to 11.30am at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend.

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Gillian Dickinson Trust




The Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham which promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trust supports capital or one-off projects and makes a small number of large donations each year.

There is a short application process which can be found online along with examples of previously-funded projects.

Next deadline: 5 October 2018

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Hilden Charitable Fund: Next deadline 11 September

Makes grants to projects that address disadvantage and by supporting causes which are less popular, in particular projects that:

  • address homelessness
  • support asylum seekers and refugees
  • support community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 to 25
  • deal with penal affairs

The Fund will consider supporting project costs as well as core running costs of organisations, with a preference for smaller community organisations with an income of less than £500k.

The average grant size is £5,000.

Next deadline: 11 September 2018

Application process: Online at the Hilden Charitable Fund website

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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 purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.

The Trustees funds registered charities and prefer projects and schemes which involve or are directed towards capital expenditure.

They do not generally consider applications for core funding or on-going financing, applications with a foreign element, individuals or applications for Sports Clubs/Associations.

There are no deadlines for applications.

Grant size: Although grants awarded range from between £250 and £10,000, the majority of grants are not above £1,000.

Application process: Catherine Cookson Trust website

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