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.

Age Concern England
Allen Lane Foundation (UK)
Arts Council England
Awards for All England
Big Lottery
BT Community Connections
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
Charity Technology Trust – CTX Programme
Charles Hayward Foundation
Comic Relief UK Grants
Co-operative Community Fund
County Durham Community Foundation
Durham County Council Arts Development Small Grants Scheme
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Grassroots Grants
Greggs Foundation
Hadrian Trust
Healthier Durham Fund
Henry Smith Charity
Heritage Lottery Fund
LankellyChase Foundation
Lloyds TSB Foundation
North Pennines AONB Grant Schemes
Northern Rock Foundation
Northumbrian Water Environmental Fund
02 It’s Your Community
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Santander Foundation
Sir James Knott Trust
Sport England Small Grants Programme
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Tudor Trust
Veolia Environmental Trust
William Webster Charitable Trust
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