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Northumberland High Sheriff Award

The Northumberland High Sheriff's Award Scheme makes awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, supporting them to be upstanding citizens and deterred from criminal activities and/or to positively turn their lives around.
Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Northumberland. The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old
Click on the links to apply online: Click here and to view Guidelines: Northumberland High Sheriff Award guidelines
Closing Date: Rolling grant programmes
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Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund

Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has been awarded £450,000 over a three year period to operate a local grants fund in the North East of England for the Henry Smith Charity.
The fund will support projects that benefit communities experiencing disadvantage and deprivation in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley.

Applicants must be registered charities and have been operating for a minimum of two years. Their average annual income over the past 2 years must not have exceeded £250,000.

Grants of £3,000 to £10,000 are available for projects of up to one year's duration. There will be approximately £75,000 available in this round, and there will be one further round in 2014.

Applications should be made online using the Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund application form.
To apply and view guidelines click on the links Henry Smith Charity North East Grants Fund guidelines
Apply online: Click here Closing Date: 28 April 2014
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Chrysalis Trust Deadline: 15 May

The Trust aims to prioritise harder to fund causes, to spread funding between local (North East England), national and international causes, to support both capital projects and core funding with 'one-off' donations and to act without discrimination. It makes grants to registered charities and other organisations that carry out charitable activities providing public benefit.

Find out more here: Chrysalis Trust

Women's Fund at the Community Foundation

The Women's Fund's aim is to support work in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear which offers:

• Support for women to achieve their full potential
• Access to information and assistance on social, health or economic issues
• Training and support services

Grants will be for up to £3,000. The fund supports local voluntary and community organisations and the project beneficiaries should be women over the age of 18. While applications for core running costs are welcome they should be for a specific cost or aspect of a project rather than a small contribution to a larger activity or general organisation budget.

Deadline: 20 March - Find out more here: Women's Fund

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

£100-£5,000 to individuals and small VCSE for projects aiming to make a difference to the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability, supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. This year their focus is helping older people (65+) in the community, to improve mobility, independence and quality of life. There is no deadline for applications

Find out more here: Barchester Healthcare Foundation

Yapp Charitable Trust

This trust will fund running costs (normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year) for up to three years. They fund registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work that focuses on one of the following:

• Elderly people
• Children and young people aged 5-25 years
• People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
• Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
• Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

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Archer Trust

This trust gives grants to small UK charities where a grant of between £250 and £3,000 will make a big difference. They favour work which provides aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged. They prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation, and those which make good use of volunteers.
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Capital Grants for Charities (England & Wales)

Registered Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs in England and Wales can apply for capital funding through the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation.
The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation is a long-established independent grant-making charity. Unlike many Foundations and Trusts, it solely supports capital projects, such as new builds, refurbishments, equipment and specialised transport, distributing around £2.5 million a year throughout the charity sector. The Foundation offers three different tiers of grants.
These are:
• Small grants of up to and including £5,000
• Medium-grants of £5,001 to £25,000
• Large grants of £25,000 and over.
There are no closing dates and applications can be submitted any time.

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund (UK)

The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grants programme is noon on the 24th May 2014.
During this funding round, the Trust will provides grants to not for profit organisations working with carers, The Trust would like to see applicants use these grants to develop sustainable income sources, so that when the grant comes to end the applicant organisation's income will not be reduced. Grants are available for up to £40,000 or 50% of the organisation's current annual income, whichever is lowest, per year for 3 years. The Trust also holds a separate funding round for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. This is due to open for applications in October 2014.
Previous projects supported include:
• A grant of £20,000 to the Junction 42 Foundation to recruit and train mentors and befrienders to provide effective support for ex-offenders within the community.
• A grant of £19,606 to Carers Lewisham for a project to help older carers (aged 75 plus) to access the support that they need.