This list includes information on funders that have a North East or Northumberland focus and will be updated as and when we receive information on funding deadlines. It is important that you check with each funder directly as deadlines may change.


January 2019

Northern Powergrid Community Fund - 4th Jan
NCC Community Chest
- 11th January
Children in Need (Main)
- 13th January
Hadrian Trust - 13th January
Rothley Trust - 18th January
Green Rigg Wind Farm - 21st January
Gillian Dickinson Trust - 25th January
High Sheriff Award - 26th January

February 2019

Wellesley Trust - 4th February
West Northumberland Grants - 4th February
Sisters & North Steads Fund - 4th February
Banks Community Fund
 - 7th February
Sir James Knott Trust - 8th February
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th February
NCC Sport & Play - 15th February
Middlemoor Wind Farm - 15th February
Bellingham Fund - 18th February
P&G Fund - 18th February
Frederick Milburn Fund - 20th February
Barmoor Wind Farm - 25th February
Greggs Local Fund - 28th February

March 2019

Ted Weekes Fund - 1st March
Children in Need (Small)
 - 3rd March
Coalfields Regen Trust - 8th March
Greggs NE Core - 9th March
Rose Jo
icey Fund - 11th March
Boundary Lane Wind Farm - 22nd March

April 2019

Healthy Heart Grants - 8th April

May 2019

Banks Community Fund - 9th May
Wingates Wind Farm - 13th May
Children in Need (Main)
 - 19th May
The Joicey Trust - 31st May

June 2019

Children in Need (Small) - 2nd June
Coalfields Regen Trust - 7th June


July 2019


August 2019

Banks Community Fund - 8th August
Wingates Wind Farm - 12th August


September 2019

Coalfields Regen Trust - 6th September


October 2019 November 2019

December 2019

Coalfields Regen Trust - 6th December




No specific deadlines

1989 Willan Charitable Trust Local Environment Action Fund (Under £2k) Sir James Knott Trust (Under £1k)
Ballinger Charitable Trust William Leech Charity  Reeds Grassroots Fund



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Don't leave your application until the deadline, as some funds may close early!



The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity.

Donations usually fund items of "capital expenditure". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs.Grants range from £250 to £1,000

The only branch in Northumberland is located in Morpeth.

The deadline for 2019 are:
Monday 11th February 2019.
Monday 13th May 2019.
Monday 5th August 2019.
Monday 7th October 2019.

Further details can be found on the Leeds Building Society's Website.

The Community Foundation is inviting grant applications from constituted community groups and/or registered charities based and working in the West of Northumberland providing support and activities for vulnerable people.

Grants of £750 - £2,500 will be considered for equipment and project resources that support vulnerable community groups to access the countryside and/or to run projects that instill ‘good family values’. Funding is particularly focused on supporting hard to reach groups of people, or those who generally have little family support.

Projects supported in the past include; intergenerational tea parties, horse riding and stable care, an allotment project and youth club resources.

The closing date for this round is 4pm Monday 4th February 2019.

Full details are available on the Community Foundation's website.

The Fund supports projects related to activities on the river, those involving communities situated on the river or projects with a link to the heritage of the river i.e. the shipyards or coal mining. 

Applications are welcome for projects that involve purchase of equipment, building repairs or specific activities that create a tangible long-lasting outcome for the community.  In recent years the fund has, for example, helped purchase boats for sea cadets,  provided funding to repair a boat jetty, helped restore an old lifeboat and supported the development of a historical archive

The fund prefers to support grassroots community groups where the grant will cover a significant proportion of the overall project cost and where there will be a tangible legacy for the local community. 

Applicants must be registered charities. Closing date 20th February 2019.

Full details are available on the Community Foundation's website.

The Ted Weekes Fund at the Community Foundation welcomes applications from community groups in support of children and young people's projects operating in the areas of New Hartley and Seaton Sluice.

The fund was established in 2002 and to date it has made grants amounting to nearly £150,000 to local community groups across a variety of projects including sports, school holiday activity programmes, arts projects, and IT equipment.

Grants from £750 to £3,000 are available for equipment and resources for activities, small running costs (for example room hire), and inspirational trips or visits.

The deadline is Friday 1st March at 4pm.Full details can be found on the Community Foundation's website.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund will provide funding towards projects affecting areas of greatest need in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that clearly contribute towards one or more of The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s objectives:

  • To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy.
  • To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses.
  • To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience.

PCF want their funding to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there to sustain the countryside, by tackling key rural issues.

Applications are accepted from (please note this list is not exhaustive):

  • Charities.
  • Community Benefit Society.
  • Community Interest Companies.
  • Companies limited by guarantee.
  • Not for profit organisations.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Unincorporated associations.

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £50,000, or £25,000 if you are a shop, pub, or village hall project (inclusive of VAT) for a maximum period of three years.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Trustees on occasion may only offer part funding (when this is the case revised outputs will be agreed if applicable).

  • The Fund can pay for a portion or all the costs of a project
  • The Fund will consider applications for match funding.
  • The Fund will not support projects wholly dependent on its funding for over three years.

The deadline is 4pm on 21st February 2019.

Full details are available on the PCF website.

EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to obtain their new UK immigration status as the UK exits the EU.

The Home Office has up to £9 million of grant funding to be awarded to successful organisations in the FY19/20 through open and fair competition. The funding is available to bidders from the voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making their EUSS applications.

Bidders should note they may bid only once, and their submission must fall into the Funding category of;

  • Projects between £5,000 up to £39,999
  • Projects between £40,000 up to £750,000

Interested organisations must first be registered as a 'Supplier' on the eSourcing Suite to participate: If you have not already done so, please use the following link Be aware that registration can take up to 10 working days.

The deadline for applications is 1st February 2019.

Full details can be found on the Government website.

Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Northumberland.

The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25. The application should explain what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and should also show how they are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their club and community. Awards also recognise work to support young people to overcome challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group. Awards of up to £750 are available.
Deadline is 9am on 26th January 2019. Full details on the Community Foundation's website


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The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities
Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work
Health: Supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups

The deadline dates for 2019 are:

April 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 17th December 2018 and closes at 5pm on 8th March 2019. The deadline for applications is 15th March 2019 at 5pm. 

July 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 18th March 2019 and closes at 5pm on 7th June 2019. The deadline for applications is 14th June 2019 at 5pm.

October 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 17th June 2019 and closes at 5pm on 6th September 2019. The deadline for applications is 13th September 2019 at 5pm.

January 2020 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 16th September 2019 and closes on at 5pm on 6th December 2019. The deadline for applications is 13th December 2019 at 5pm.

All the information on registering an enquiry relating to a project is on the following page:  Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.


This round of funding will focus on children and young people’s mental health and aims to:

Expand and evaluate already successful innovative projects that:

  • Adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0-25 years;
  • Particularly support children and young people through life changing events;
  • Have strong local connections already in place;
  • Are delivered by the VCSE sector;
  • Are co-produced with service users and stakeholders; and
  • Promote equalities and reduce health inequalities.

The expansion of projects should enable the testing of a new approach within an existing project to reach a different audience (either age range or demographic). The Fund cannot be used to support geographical extensions. The evaluation relates to the expansion element of the project only. At least 5% of the project budget should be allocated for this. The fund will grant fund projects for a period of three years. A total sum of up to £510,000 is available per applicant. Match funding from a statutory partner, e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP), Local Authority (LA), must be secured. A series of webinars are running end of November and December. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th February 2019 at 12 noon. For more details on the fund and the webinars please visit the Govt. website

Table Tennis England is inviting independent groups to embed social table tennis into their communities completely free-of-charge.

There are twenty Ping in the Community fully-funded packages available which include one full size indoor table, 10 bats, 72 balls and a range of printed resources designed to help advertise and activate the table.

These fully-funded packages are aimed at local independent groups such as village halls and church groups who don’t have access to mainstream funding sources, and who would like to bring their communities together, get active and beat social isolation by introducing table tennis sessions into their venues.More information is available on the Northumberland Sport website.The deadline is 4th February 2019.



Big Lottery Fund have made changes to their funding so that it's easier to apply for National Lottery funding.

They have nearly tripled the number of staff across England, and they will be working more closely with communities that they support. This means you'll have the same local point of contact throughout your application.

They're also moving away from standardised application forms so that they can focus on supporting the best ideas, not the people who are best at filling in forms. You can now submit your ideas online, by phone or in person. Big Lottery Fund support ideas that meet their three funding priorities. These are projects that:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Big Lottery Fund now offer three types of funding: National Lottery Awards for All

The National Lottery Awards for All scheme offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Find out more about National Lottery Awards for All funding


Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. 

Find out more about Reaching Communities funding



The Partnerships funding provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations who have great ideas to do amazing things together. 

Find out more about Partnerships funding

The fund supports organisations working with young people in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington.

In this round, the fund are welcoming applications for one-year projects, though where a project is of a continuing nature, the panel may wish to select exceptional projects for multi-year support. Organisations who received grants from the fund in spring 2018 should not apply to this round. In all cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate how their projects will make a difference to the lives of young people while meeting wider Community Foundation aspirations of supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making our area a good place to live. Projects previously supported by the Wellesley Trust Fund include general youth provision, uniformed groups activity, specialist skills and employability support, and work with specific groups of young people (e.g. disabled young people, or those with mental health problems).   Both revenue and capital projects can be considered.    The deadline is Monday 4th February 2018, 9.00am. Full details are available on the Community Foundation's website


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The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiative have launched a £5,000 Community Environmental Projects Fund.

This exciting new grant scheme will enable local community volunteers make a contribution to their village or parish. Funding will be available for built environment or environmental projects. It can be used towards the cost of tools or for professional support.   

Initially, £5,000 is available in the fund until April 2019, although it is hoped that the scheme will continue for further years. Grants will normally be in the range of £750 - £1,000. In general, the scheme will provide 100% funding, although this is at the discretion of the advisory panel.

Gary Campbell, Coast Care Project Co-ordinator, said: "This exciting new funding opportunity will help to give volunteers the tools to make a real difference in our area. In so many different ways volunteers play a vital role in looking after our coast. This grant fund will help to support and develop this even further”.

The grant scheme is open to those based in, or operating in, any parish within or adjacent to the AONB (which runs along the coast between Amble and Berwick).

The scheme complements the existing Sustainable Development Fund run by the AONB Partnership, which provides grants of up to £3,000 for projects that benefit the environment, communities and visitors to the AONB.

Anyone wanting further information on either of the AONB grant schemes should contact Catherine Gray, Funding and Communications Officer on tel. 01670 622644; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the AONB website. Or contact any member of the Coast Care team


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