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This information is intended as a guide to illustrate some of the possible funding sources that are currently available. Contact details are listed to enable you to contact the respective funders prior to formulating funding bids.
It may be advisable to contact the funders before applying to discuss your project and eligibility, as the relevant requirements, exclusions or priorities applicable to the fund may change.

  1. Age Concern England
  2. Allen Lane Foundation (UK)
  3. Arts Council England
  4. Awards for All England
  5. Big Lottery
  6. BT Community Connections
  7. Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
  8. Charity Technology Trust - CTX Programme
  9. Charles Hayward Foundation
  10. Comic Relief UK Grants
  11. Co-operative Community Fund
  12. County Durham Community Foundation
  13. Durham County Council Arts Development Small Grants Scheme
  14. Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  15. Garfield Weston Foundation
  16. Grassroots Grants
  17. Greggs Foundation
  18. Hadrian Trust
  19. Healthier Durham Fund
  20. Henry Smith Charity
  21. Heritage Lottery Fund
  22. LankellyChase Foundation
  23. Lloyds TSB Foundation
  24. North Pennines AONB Grant Schemes
  25. Northern Rock Foundation
  26. Northumbrian Water Environmental Fund
  27. 02 It's Your Community
  28. Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  29. Santander Foundation
  30. Sir James Knott Trust
  31. Sport England Small Grants Programme
  32. Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  33. Tudor Trust
  34. Veolia Environmental Trust
  35. William Webster Charitable Trust

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