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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

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

The Barbour Foundation

The Barbour Foundation make grants to organisations with the aims and objectives of the relief of patients suffering from any form of illness or disease; the furtherance of general education of children & young people; the protection and preservation for the benefit to the public, features of cities, towns, villages and the countryside that are of special environmental historical or architectural interest; the relief of persons in conditions of need, hardship or distress in the UK.

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.

The William Leech Charity

The William Leech Charity is a charitable organisation based in the North East of England.

Set up by Sir William Leech in 1972, the charity exists to help volunteers from the North East, and also to support charitable projects which benefit primarily people of the North East.

The charity is administrated by a panel of trustees, and each year awards nearly £400,000 in charitable grants and donations to a variety of worthy causes.

The Hadrian Trust

The Hadrian Trust is a registered charitable trust allocating grants to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool.

Our main donations are in the fields of social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts and the environment.

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