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Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Round 4 of the Greggs Foundation North East Core Funding programme is now open for applications.

The North East Core Funding programme makes grants to charitable organisations based in the North East of England who make a difference to people in need especially those who are disadvantaged and excluded.

The programme aims to help charities in the North East of England to thrive and to make a lasting difference by making grants that increase the capacity of the organisation to provide quality services.

Around £600,000 per year is donated to charities in the North East through this programme.

Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside are eligible to apply and may do so every 12 months.

Grants can cover the core revenue costs of organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for example, running costs (bills etc), and core salaries (managers or administrators rather than project workers or sessional staff).

The Foundation prefers to support existing work with a proven track record that targets the following priority groups:

• People with disabilities

• Homeless people

• Voluntary carers

• Older and isolated people.

Grants of up to £15,000 per year are available for a maximum of three years.

Organisations interested in applying are advised to contact the grants manager before submitting an application.

Apply by the 18th September 2018. Useful Links: Greggs Foundation Video

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Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Schools that are interested in applying for funding to open a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community.

School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils.

The Foundation uses the grants to support breakfast clubs through an initial start up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. Greggs Foundation also makes a payment each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop.

Recently set up breakfast clubs include:

• "clubs" at Hillside Community Primary School, in Skelmersdale which received funding of £600 for its breakfast club which around 45 young people attend each day.

• Swalwell Primary School, in Gateshead where nearly 50% of school children are entitle to free meals received a grant of £1,100.

Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding whilst new sponsorship partners are being identified.

Useful Links: Apply Online Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club video

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Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018.

The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements.

The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated that they are passionate about making environmental improvements and, ideally, will have included the children and their local community in decision making about the project and the choice of equipment.

All schools in England, Scotland and Wales have a list of 72 products to choose from; the list includes items such as bird boxes, bee hotels and den making kits.

Awards include a two-hour training session to help schools get the most out of the equipment provided.

Applicants must be employed by the school.

We are unable to accept applications on behalf of the school from PTA’s, Governors, ‘Friends of’ groups etc.

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