Making big changes happen locally
We want to hear from community organisations working to promote long-term change in the most deprived neighbourhoods in the North East of England. We all know that local knowledge is vital to the success of any new idea and that the support of the local community is key to its future impact.
We would like to encourage applications from voluntary organisations working within their local neighbourhood to:
- Help disadvantaged young people to find and keep a job. While we understand the value of programmes that work with young people to make them work ready, we are only funding applications that move young people into sustainable employment and, as a result, applications will be judged on the numbers of young people that gain employment.
- Help homeless people or people at risk of homelessness to find a new home. We are interested in supporting applications from organisations working to increase access to affordable, good quality, rented properties.
- Create and support community and social enterprise. Proposals will be assessed for their innovation, enterprising behaviour and job creation.
Our grants can be anything between £10,000 and £50,000. Grant awards are to cover running costs (not capital costs) and are for one year only. In addition, funds cannot be used to cover marketing costs for example to pay for advertising or promotional activity.