The Newcastle Fund is Newcastle City Council's primary grant-giving fund for VCSE organisations serving the city, and is now open for applications until 23rd August. VCSE organisations can apply for up to a maximum of £50,000 per year, for up to 3 years.
The Newcastle Fund aims to support residents to build sustainable community resources. To do this, it grants financial support to VCSE organisations to pilot, expand or diversify important community activity. The Council recognises that active citizens are at the heart of community activity and so The Newcastle Fund supports projects which use the skills, local knowledge and expertise of people as assets to design solutions which:
- build community resilience
- improve individuals' resilience
- improve wellbeing and health
More than ever, they are aware of the increased pressures on the voluntary and community sector as a result of the pandemic, therefore, they would like to emphasize that the Fund will continue to invite funding requests for organisational core costs to support VCSE organisations through this period.
A new aspect of the Fund this year is the addition of a Small Grants Fund (for grants up to £5 000) which will open for applications in January 2022.