Big changes start locally


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. Are you looking to give your community a boost? If so, we want to help.

If you’re passionate about where you live and dream of breathing new life into it, we’re waiting to be inspired.

"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

Heart of the Community Fund

Helping causes at the heart of your community.

Every three months, the Virgin Money Foundation works with the seven Virgin Money Lounges across the UK to give local community organisations the chance to receive £2,000.

Find out more about the Heart of the Community Fund

The Community Anchors' Fund

The Community Anchors' Fund supports independent, community-led organisations that want to make positive changes to their neighbourhood. The fund offers grants of up to £50,000 to organisations from the North East of England.

The Community Anchors' Fund is currently closed for new applications.

Find out more about The Community Anchors' 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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