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1989 Willan Charitable Trust

Registered charities based in, or benefitting, residents of Teesside, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland may apply. Local charitable organisations are viewed more favourably than large national organisations.

Community and voluntary groups that are not able to register as charities may apply with a letter of support from a suitable registered charity (such as a local CVS) which is willing to hold the grant on their behalf.

Priority will be given to projects which address one or both of the following:

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme, administered by Groundwork, is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

The funding is intended for local not-for-profit organisations that have projects located within two miles of a One Stop store in England, Scotland or Wales.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

Calmcott Trust

The Calmcott Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK, particularly Yorkshire.
The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in the following areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Social welfare.The arts.

Applicants should note that the Trust does not maintain a website or an email address.
Applications must be made in writing.
The value of funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Aurelius Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations involved with conservation of culture inherited from the past and the dissemination of knowledge, particularly in the humanities field.

The Aurelius Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in England or Wales. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation is part of the Community Foundation Network (CFN), made up of more than 40 Community Foundations from across the UK.

The Foundation has awarded over £70 million in grants to more than 11,500 charitable projects across the capital since 1995. In the last five years alone, it has supported around £1,000 community projects annually across the capital.

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the North East of England.

The Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided.

Last year, the trust awarded around £970,000 in charitable donations.

Grants of between £250 and £100,000 are available.

Spear Charitable Trust

The Spear Charitable Trust Grant is provided and administered by the Spear Charitable Trust and is available for voluntary and community organisations in the UK.

The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking charitable projects, with particular charitable assistance to employees, or former employees, of JW Spear and Sons Plc.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees and although there are no minimum or maximum funding levels set, most grants are for less than £8,000.

This trust does not have a website or an email address.  A contact address is:

Jerwood Charitable Foundation – Large and Small Grants

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts across the UK, with a particular focus on supporting emerging talent and excellence. The aim of the funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity.

Support is available to individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom. Organisations do not need to be registered charities providing the project has charitable aims.