The North East Core Funding Grant was created to support charitable organisations in the region that helps the communities most deprived and excluded members. Grants of up to £15,000 per year up to 3 years are available to help cover core running costs. The programme tends to support organisations that work in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods or organisations that support otherwise disadvantaged people, particularly those that support the following priority groups:
- People with disabilities.
- Homeless people.
- Voluntary carers.
- Older and isolated people.
For organisations that represent a generic community organisation, they must benefit people who live in a disadvantaged area.
The Foundation prefers to fund existing work with a proven track record, rather than new work. Any core costs can be considered where applicants can demonstrate that the grant will improve the capacity of the organisation to provide a great service. The following costs will be considered:
- Contributions towards bills.
- Contributions towards core salaries (managers or administrators rather than project workers or sessional staff).
- HMRC costs relating to the core salaries only.
Smaller organisations with fewer employees are prioritised and they are more likely to support organisations in need than those in a healthy cash position. Organisations must be able to provide at least one full year’s set of accounts.
Deadline: 8 June