Funding information

As part of our commitment to ‘support people who support communities’ throughout Northumberland we are pleased to add this funding section onto our website.

The information is provided so readers can conduct their own research & make applications where appropriate.

(NCDN is not a funding provider)

Listed below are various funders as well as support & advice organisations, the links will connect to external sites & NCDN is not responsible for the content of those.

We will update this list periodically (last updated 13/12/14) * updates may be placed anywhere within the section, so they fall into similar groups e.g sport , shops etc

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Good Luck !! 

Northumberland County Council.

Northumberland funding portal – Free for County organisations

Parish & Town Councils

Funding in the North East


Community Foundation.

Community Action Northumberland

Community sports clubs – HMRC Advice

Northumberland Sport.

Sport England


Funding for sport.

Torch Trophy Sport trust

The FA Funding section

Falcons Rugby Community support

Wooden spoon

Housing providers

Asset transfer unit

Fields in trust

Play England


Grow wild


Sustrans UK

Community rights

Local giving

Northumberland Clubs for Young People

Key fund

Learning Legacy fund

UK Youth

Northumbria Police PCC

Your MP.

HM Government



NFU Mutual

Natural England

English Heritage

Newcastle Airport

North Blyth Biomass

Coal Fields regeneration fund

Rural Community Energy fund

Banks Group

Community Development Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation

Virgin giving

Lloyds TSB Foundation

Barclays Bank Foundation

Brittania BS



Skipton BS

O2 Think big

O2 Starter trader offer. 

Royal Mail

Newsquest Gannett Foundation

Yapp Charitable Trust

Ballinger Fund

Sir James Knott Fund

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

Rothley trust

Alec Dickson Trust

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Tudor Trust

Bernard Sunley Foundation

Rank Foundation

Savoy Trust

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Henry Smith Charity

Peter Harrison Foundation

Lord Taverners

Esmee Fairbairn

Baily Thomas Fund

Greggs Foundation

Starbucks Youth action

Funding Central

Age UK (Support)

University grants

Higher Education grants

Furniture makers

Carers (Support)

Peoples Health trust

National Lottery

Coastal Communities Fund

Post Code lottery

Arts Council

Youth Music


Biffa award

Land fill communities fund.


Egger UK

Forestry commission

Marks & spencer





The Co-OP

New Look

John Lewis

B & Q


Screwfix Foundation 

Ford UK


Comic Relief

BBC Children in need.

Marine society

In Kind direct

Moto in the Community

Rank Foundation

Steven Gerrard Foundation

Weston Charity awards

Easy Fundraising

Cash for Clubs

Cash Back Club

Galaxy hot chocolate

Giving a bit

Top Cash back

Text Santa

Grow Wild

Healthy Heart foundation

Lets Colour Dulux scheme

Esh Group

Central Social & resources trust

Social incubator fund – ( Business support)

Phoenix trading

Energy Saving trust-Grants & advice.

Rent out your location – Films etc

Rent out parking space

Rent out land for a small holding.

Test products

True Colours trust  

Eurostars – SME’s

EU Horizon 2020 project – Innovation

Community Right to Challenge Comm groups support to take over public services.

Community Covenant Scheme – Linked to Military

FA & Premier League facilities fund – Open to various groups re Football

Capital One

Fidelio trust Arts support

Sustainable transport Scheme

Smarta loans – Start up support

Film Enterprise fund Film related business

Community Cashback – Landlord / Tenants

Quaker housing trust – Mental / health etc support

Fuserna – Poverty/ ill health

Smarterbuy – Goods for Tenants.

Youth work Foundation

Bruce Wake Trust   

Self help ideas

Sponsored – walk, run, shave head, climb, abseiling, Stocks/gunge, silence,etc

Sponsored football match or other sporting event.

Grow a pound – entrepreneur investment ‘game’.

Local Christmas post –

Small jobs (like bob a job)

Fete, bring & buy, car boot sales, duck race,

Sell goods -make & sell calendars, Toys.

Collect vouchers from shops etc.

Barbeque,Barn dance, ceilidh, dance, disco, fancy dress,

Seasonable events – Christmas, Easter, Bonfire night, Halloween, Longest day,

Choir, Santa’s sleigh,

Authorised street collections.

Village got talent/ local x factor shows.

Raffle, 100s draw, key draw,

Apply to your own union or employer.


Ensuring your bank account is getting the best possible interest.

Hire out premises.

Diary annual reviews of all utilities  & communication outgoings.

Always shop around for the best deal on all expenditures.

Recycle ink cartridges

Refer a friend schemes

Consider a water meter.

Enter competitions for prizes & money.

Enter surveys

Use social media & website to attract support. NCDN can help with digital training –Click here 

Take advice regarding becoming a Charity.

*Please note that some of the above may need authority to hold, and appropriate health & safety considerations should be undertaken *

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