New year grants on offer to Gateshead groups

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

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Groups in Gateshead are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help bring local communities together.

The latest grants from The Gateshead Housing Company’s Community Fund are set to be made this March after applications for the latest round of applications close next month.

The fund offers cash and in-kind awards from £500 to £5,000 to groups that support people to overcome disadvantage, create stronger communities and make Gateshead an even better place to live.

Since the fund, which is also supported by Gateshead Council and Mears, was set up in 2006, grants totalling more than £500,000 have been made to more than 100 groups across Gateshead.

Jon Mallen-Beadle, Managing Director of The Gateshead Housing Company, said: “We are always keen to support local groups that involve people of all ages and backgrounds to make a real difference to their community.

“The application process is straightforward and advice is available to groups who might not have looked to apply for funding before.

“So I would say to any group or organisation in Gateshead that wants to make the borough a better place to live to find out more about the grants we have available this year.”

Groups in Gateshead wanting to find out more about applying for a grant should email The Community Foundation or call 0191 222 0945.

Information and application forms can also be downloaded from the Community Foundation’s website.

Applications need to be made by Wednesday, 16 February for the latest round of grants.

However, further grants will also be made next year from any subsequent applications.

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