Big changes start locally


The Virgin Money Foundation supports people and organisations with the vision to change their communities for the better.

We know that there are many enterprising people already doing great things to transform the places they live in and love.

Our vision is to help make your vision a reality. Whether you're an individual or a group on a mission, if you have the will to change your community for the better, we can provide the way. If you love where you live and have a dream for transforming it so that everyone is better off – inspire us.

"Every great movement in the world starts with a tiny group of people who simply refuse to accept a situation." - Sir Richard Branson

Our programmes

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The Ripple Fund

The Ripple Fund supports sustainable regeneration in local communities, particularly enabling activity that is likely to have a ‘ripple effect’, that is activity which will create skills and confidence to tackle other important issues and therefore build stronger communities.

Find out more about the Ripple Fund

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#iwill Take Action Fund

The #iwill Take Action Fund supports organisations working with young people aged 10 to 20 to engage in meaningful social action across the North East.

Find out more about the #iwill Take Action Fund

Heart of the Community Fund

Helping causes at the heart of your community.

Every two months, the Virgin Money Foundation is working with the Virgin Money Lounges and giving local charities the chance to receive £1,000.

Find out more about the Heart of the Community Fund

Inspiring projects the Foundation is already working with


Food Nation Harissa

A leading food and nutrition social enterprise who have recently opened a one-of-a-kind healthy eatery, Harissa



A not-for-profit Community Development Finance Institution which helps people in disadvantaged communities to access affordable credit and other financial products and to build their financial skills and resilience.

 Youth Focus North East

Youth Focus North East

A leading regional charity running the You + Us programme to deliver 50 local challenges in 50 local communities working with young people across the North East to take action on local issues.

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