Deadline: 10 Nov 2018
Organisation: Virgin Money Foundation
Location: North East England

Virgin Money Foundation are on a mission to support community regeneration by backing the people who can make big changes happen locally.

The foundation are working in partnership with Clay Hill Trust to launch the 2018 North East Fund. They want to hear from community organisations in the North East of England working to promote long-term change in the neighbourhoods that need it most.

They would like to encourage applications from voluntary organisations working within their local neighbourhood to:

  • Help disadvantaged young people to find and keep a job.
  • Help homeless people or people at risk of homelessness to find a new home.
  • They are also looking for ambitious, locally-led community enterprises, providing social and economic benefit to an area, who want to explore new ways of generating income and, by doing so, achieve greater impact in their neighbourhoods. You might be interested in developing a new social enterprise, growing an existing social enterprise, supporting more beneficiaries, expanding a service into a neighbouring town or working with completely new clients.

With the Foundation’s support you will be able to turn these ideas into action. The North East Fund will provide organisations with grants of up to £50,000 to be spent on staff time for scoping, designing and launching the new work or the start-up costs of a new enterprise – please remember they can’t fund capital costs through this programme.

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