Tyne and Wear

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Local Grants & Support

Community Foundation - Tyne & Wear and Northumberland 

Providing funding and support to groups in Tyne & Wear (Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland) and Northumberland. All Community Foundations (UK)

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): North Tyneside VODA

Here to provide support, advice and training to volunteers and voluntary and community groups operating in the borough.


Ednorth is a programme that aims to inspire change in all classrooms across the North East by promoting an educational culture led by informed debate, research, collaboration, and excellence.

Gateshead Council 

Resources for schoolsfree school mealsschool transport.

Gateshead Schools’ Music Service 

Offering online instrumental tuition, videos, and resources. Connect with them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gatesheadmusiconline

LGA Foundation

The LGA Foundation aims to support organisations that are involved with improving the health and wellbeing of others, welcoming grant applications to fund projects that offer assistance to those who need it most, particularly young people and vulnerable young women. Apply for a grant (from 6 April 2024).

Music Partnership North

Music Partnership North is committed to enriching the lives of children and young people in Northumberland & Newcastle through engagement and participation in quality music activities.

Newcastle City Council

Free school meals, free school travelNewcastle Support Directory (SEND Services)The Newcastle Fund-the council’s grant giving programme for voluntary and community sector organisations.

North Tyneside Council 

Free school mealsschool transport.

North Tyneside Parent Carer Forum 

Support network for SEND children, their families, and carers.

RISE (Tyne Wear Sport) 

RISE is here to help unlock the power of physical activity to improve more lives across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Schools North East

A regional network of schools, led by Head Teachers. Together they focus on shaping the future of education in the North East.

Services for schools North East (Gateshead Council) 

An online purchasing portal for schools and other educational settings to purchase services and training from Gateshead Council. For pupil focused services, please see here.

SHINE Trust - School Grants 

SHINE offers support to projects that can make a real difference to the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the North of England.

South Tyneside Community Funding 

Funding schemes are available for voluntary and community groups in South Tyneside, via the Open 4 Community portal.

South Tyneside Council 

Online information and support for schools and learning and SEND.

Sunderland City Council 

Free school meals, travelling to school assistance. Details of all grant payments made to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can be found here.

Sunderland sports funding opportunities 

Sunderland Sports Fund providing financial aid for Sunderland's young sporting talent, and Washington Sports Trust. 

Please email active@sunderland.gov.uk for further information on both the above organisations.

VONNE (Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East)

Members of VONNE can sign up to receive bi-monthly funding updates from Funding Information North East (FINE). Search the Online Funding Directory here.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches 

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At HomeTesco Community Grants (contact rebecca.maw@groundwork.org.uk or tracy.roberts@groundwork.org.uk)The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund 

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area of GatesheadNewcastle upon TyneNorth TynesideSouth TynesideSunderland

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