Big changes start locally

Grants awarded

Funded projects

The Virgin Money Foundation promotes the sustainable regeneration of economically and socially deprived communities. In August 2015 the Foundation launched its first £1 million round of the North East Programme followed by a second round in 2016. 50 community organisations have been awarded grants of between £16,830 and £50,000.

Use the map to see information about projects we've funded to date.

North East Fund

The North East Fund asked for applications that promoted long-term change in communities that need it most by:

  • Enabling homeless people or people at risk of homelessness to find a home. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting applications from organisations working to increase the supply of good quality, affordable rented properties.
  • Providing opportunities for young people to secure sustainable employment.
  • Creating and supporting community and social enterprises that bring money and jobs into a deprived community.

Since the launch of our North East Fund in 2015 50 community organisations have been awarded grants of between £16,830 and £50,000. 18 organisations working with homeless people have received £751,883, 19 youth work organisations have received £738,367 and 13 social enterprises have received £422,349.

Open data

Virgin Money Foundation is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants. We believe that with better information, grantmakers can be more effective and strategic decision-makers. 360Giving provides support for grantmakers to publish their grants data openly, to understand their data, and to use the data to create online tools that make grant-making more effective. For more information, visit

Using the 360Giving data standard, our 2015 and 2016 awarded grants are available as a .csv here.

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