We are very grateful for the ongoing support we receive from grant-giving organisations and private individuals. Our main donors are listed below.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation was established in 1961 by Ian Fairbairn as a memorial to his wife Esmée. Today it is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK both now and in the future.
Northern Rock Foundation is an independent charity. Their current objectives are to tackle disadvantage and to improve quality of life in North East England and Cumbria.
They have continued to support our ongoing work in the North East of England.
The Futurebuilders Fund is managed by The Social Investment Business, the UK's largest social investor. Futurebuilders provides loan financing, often combined with grants and professional support, to third sector organisations in England that need investment to help them bid for, win and deliver public service contracts.
The aim of the Fund is to substantially improve the financial and strategic capability of the third sector so that it can play an ever greater role in improving the lives of the people and communities it serves.
Awards for All England is supported by the Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.
They award grants of between £300 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
The LankellyChase Foundation works to promote change which will improve the quality of people's lives. They focus particularly on areas of social need to help the most disadvantaged in our society to fulfil their potential.
The Millfield House Foundation
The Millfield House Foundation aims to help build a better society, one more equal and less divided. The emphasis is on tackling the causes of poverty and other social ills rather than alleviating the symptoms, and on doing so where possible by empowering the most disadvantaged, in the first instance in the Foundation's own home conurbation and region.
The Tudor Trust is a charitable trust which supports people and organisations working to achieve lasting change in their communities.
National Council for Social Concern
The National Council for Social Concern (formerly the Church of England Temperance Society) is a Church of England charity which supports a wide range of work in Criminal Justice, especially projects seeking initial pilot funding for innovative approaches or partnership funding for longer term projects.
The John Ellerman Foundation
The John Ellerman Foundation makes grants totalling more than £4 million a year to about 180 different charities, mostly in the United Kingdom.