The Virgin Money Foundation supports organisations with the vision to change their communities for the better.
We know there are lots of enterprising people already transforming the places they love and live in. If you’re passionate about where you live and are working with local people to create a strong healthy community we want to help!
This award winning enterprise is all about connection: connecting people to one another, connecting communities to good support and connecting people to decision makers to change the balance of power. It is based in three community houses in East Gateshead. It also has a large team of social prescribing link workers based in 29 GP surgeries across Gateshead working as part of its Community Linking Project.
West End Women and Girls was set up in 1981 and supports over 9000 women and girls each year. Based in the West End of Newcastle it is an organisation that has strong and deep roots in its local community.
It provides a wide range of services including the provision of Domestic Violence Youth Champions who empower young women to say no to abusive relationships and refer young people for one-to-one support where needed.
Cranhill Development Trust has served the people of Cranhill in Glasgow since 2002, providing social and educational opportunities, giving support, developing skills and self-confidence.
Their vision is to develop a vibrant urban village where people feel connected to their neighbours, safe and hopeful for the future.