Big changes start locally

North East Fund

Making big changes happen locally

Here at the Virgin Money Foundation, we’re on a mission to support community regeneration by backing the people who can make big changes happen locally.

The North East Fund was our inaugural fund, delivered with funding from the UK Government. Between August 2015 and November 2018 we invited applications from community organisations in the North East of England working to promote long-term change in the neighbourhoods that need it most. Applications were submitted from organisations requiring funding to:

  • Help young people to find and keep a job.
  • Enable people at risk of homelessness to secure a home.
  • Develop new and ambitious, locally-led community enterprises, providing social and economic benefit to a neighbourhood.

The North East Fund provided organisations with grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to cover the running costs of these initiatives.

We are delighted with the range of programmes we have supported through the fund, projects that have brought significant value to the communities they are rooted in. A full breakdown of the awards made can be viewed on our Grants Awarded page.

The North East Fund is now closed to applications.

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