The Growth and Resilience Fund will provide grants of £5,000 to £25,000 and non-monetary support to organisations with a turnover under £750,000 who want to change, survive, adapt and grow so they can better address needs in communities. The fund will prioritise organisations working in the areas of poverty; mental health and wellbeing; diversity and inclusion; and educational disadvantage.
1. About the Growth and Resilience Fund
The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland developed the Fund in partnership with NorthStar Foundation, County Durham Community Foundation and The Mercers’ Company to support excellent north east charities and social enterprise organisations which want to change, survive, adapt and grow so they can better address needs in communities.
The Fund aims to make grants of £5,000 – £25,000 and provide access to non-monetary support via existing Community Foundation initiatives such as pro-bono support, Trustee Match and other external schemes.
In addition, the Fund will also support some groups who are unsuccessful in getting a grant but are identified as one that would benefit from some consultancy/development support. These will be identified from the main grants programme. This support cannot be applied for separately.
2. Who is eligible for a grant?
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from charitable organisations and social enterprises in line with standard Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland eligibility and exclusion criteria. Applicants must be:
- based or working in Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham and the Tees Valley
- have an average annual turnover (over the last three years) of between £75,000 and £750,000.
- priority given to those tackling poverty; mental health and wellbeing; diversity and inclusion; and educational disadvantage.
Organisations MUST demonstrate that the EOI is driven by the lead staff person in the organisation and it has the support of the Trustees or management committee.
Deadline: 8 November 2019