Community Fund open for applications

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under On your estate - our Community Fund.

The fund, delivered in partnership with The Community Foundation and Gateshead Council, offers grants of up to £5,000 in cash for a specified project or activity, or services worth up to £10,000 for practical work.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from voluntary organisations and charities that are based in, or work in, the borough of Gateshead which have not had a grant from this fund in the last twelve months and which had an annual income, in the most recently completed financial year, of £50,000 or under.

Applications should be made using the Community Foundation’s online application process.

Apply to the Community Fund.

What can be funded?

The Community Foundation funds activity that helps people overcome disadvantage, creates stronger communities, and makes our area a good place to live.

Specific priorities for this fund are:

Helping people overcome disadvantage

  • Mitigating the impact of welfare reform
  • Tackling financial exclusion
  • Tackling digital exclusion
  • Addressing issues around fuel and food poverty
  • Building the resilience of individuals
  • Promoting mental health
  • Supporting refugees and asylum seekers
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of young people
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of older people.

Creating stronger communities

  • Supporting community groups who are undertaking an asset transfer
  • Raising awareness of, preventing, and responding to, hate crime.

Making Gateshead a better place to live

  • Actively promoting volunteering as a way to bring people together and deliver services.

In all cases at least one-third of people supported by the projects / organisations that we fund must be tenants of The Gateshead Housing Company. This should be clearly stated in the application.

Please read the guidance before applying.

More than 100 local groups have benefited from the fund, including:

Any questions?

Contact Jon Goodwin at the Community Foundation: