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Northern Rock Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation is an independent charity, which aims to tackle disadvantage and improve quality of life in the North East and Cumbria.

The Foundation gives grants to organisations which help people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged, homeless, living in poverty or are victims of crime or discrimination. We also support training, research and demonstration work and gather and share learning from the activities we fund. Where appropriate we seek to inform and influence wider regional and national policies and practice.

Tudor Trust

Tudor Trust

Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations which support positive changes in people's lives and in their communities.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. They make grants of £30 - £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change.

The Peter Vardy Charitable Fund

The Peter Vardy Foundation was created as a way of distributing 10% of the profits from Peter Vardy Limited to good causes. They believe that Every Life Is Worthy, and work with their partners to see lives and communities transformed.

The WA Handley Charity Trust

W A Handley Charity Trust makes grants for general charitable purposes with a preference for the Northumberland and Tyneside area.

National Council for Social Concern

Social Concern makes grants available to third sector organisations involved in activities ranging from direct service delivery to groups lobbying for social justice and developments in the criminal justice system.

Social Concern is particularly supportive of innovative ideas which – with some encouragement and financial support – can be turned into highly effective and intelligent resources delivering much needed structured care and help.

For the last fourteen years, Social Concern has helped make the difference to a wide variety of charity project initiatives by creative and direct use of its modest funds and by enabling a variety of projects to successfully lobby for wider funding support from Trusts and other funding bodies.

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