Local Restrictions Support Grant

This grant scheme is now OPEN for applications. It is called Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) because it is designed to help businesses that have been required to close due to the government’s national lockdown from 5th November until 2nd December.

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Northumberland and have been: 

  • open as usual before the restrictions. 
  • providing services in person to customers from the premises. 
  • required to close due to restrictions imposed by government. 
  • liable for business rates for the premises before restrictions started. 

Community Centres and halls are eligible to apply for this grant.

Further details are available on Northumberland County Council's website.

Wellesley Trust Fund

The Fund supports organisations working with young people in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham, including Darlington, and applications are welcomed as follows.   

In this round, applications are welcomed towards an organisations core services or to support one-year projects, though where a project is of a continuing nature, the panel may wish to select exceptional projects for multi-year support.

Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of up to £500,000.  

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.  

Both revenue and capital projects can be considered.

The deadline is 18th December.  

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

ASDA - Feeding Communities Grant

The Feeding Communities Grant has been designed to help provide meals to anyone in need in the lead up to Christmas.

With more local and natioonal lockdowns in place and changes anticipated to the coming weeks, supporting those with food provision is needed more than ever. Communities are struggling, charities are feeling the pressure, Asda Foundation is providing support.

Meals can be provided for individuals, families, meals at children’s healthy holiday clubs.

  • Maximum £1,000 per grant.
  • Per meal maximum cost £4.00 (can be lower than this)
  • Deadline 6th December

Further information is available on the ASDA Foundation website.

Thriving Communities Fund - Arts Council England

The Thriving Communities Fund will support local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise projects that bring together place-based partnerships to improve and increase the range and reach of available social prescribing community activities – especially for those people most impacted by COVID-19 and health inequalities.

This funding is designed to increase social connectedness, and help communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.

By working with those communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, the projects we will fund will help to:

  • enhance collaboration and networking between local organisations
  • strengthen the range of social prescribing activities offered locally and enable social prescribing link workers to connect people to more creative community activities and services
  • Explore ways to make these partnerships and activities sustainable over time

The fund opens on 23rd November and closes on the 8th January 2021.  

Full details are available here.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Major Grants

Major Grants at the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are now open for applications

Organisations should have a focus on Family Support, this may further include:

  • Early intervention
  • Families coping with addiction
  • Prisoners' families
  1. Single year grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs or
  2. Multi-year grants for a maximum of 3 years, not to exceed £100,000 in total over this period, for core costs, salaries, running or project costs

Your organisation’s postcode, or the project area, must be ranked within the most deprived 15% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) for urban areas or within the most deprived 50% for rural areas.

There are no deadlines.  

Full details available here.

OneFamily Foundation - Community Grants

Improving communities for future generations

OneFamily Community Grants provide funding of up to £2,500 to local groups, charities and causes.

OneFamily customers can nominate organisations to receive a Community Grant. Nominations are open until the 17th November.

Full details on the OneFamily Foundation website.