The Newcastle Fund is a programme of grant aid for voluntary and community sector organisations in Newcastle who work with our communities.
The Newcastle Fund also means the council can support initiatives and projects which are not suitable for larger scale commissioned services, where an organisation delivers a service on behalf of the council, for example to provide social care to vulnerable adults and children.
The Newcastle Fund is aimed at supporting projects that need smaller sums of money, and where the need for the project comes from the community and voluntary sector.
During round two the city council received about 200 applications from some of our city’s voluntary and charity organisations. History tells us that the Newcastle Fund is significantly over subscribed, and we are able to fund only a relatively small percentage of the applications we receive and therefore applying organisations need to ensure that the projects they put forward closely reflect the City Council’s priorities for the fund which are:
Prevention – projects which support vulnerable individuals or communities, and help them to avoid the need to access more intensive statutory services, by addressing needs which would otherwise require more substantial intervention.
Inclusion – projects which build the capacity of people to live a fulfilled life, making the most of their potential, and avoiding people from becoming excluded from society.
Applications for the Newcastle Fund round 3 are now closed.
To see a full list of the applications to Round 3 (2013-2014 to 2015-2016) click here (31.867MB). In December 2012 we will provide a further list containing details of the successful applications for this round.
If you would like to see details of the organisations who were sucessful in round 3 of the Newcastle Fund. View details of successful applicants here. (25.7Kb)
If you would like to see details of the organisations who were successful in round 2 of the Newcastle Fund. View or download the details of the successful applicants here. (pdf, 27Kb)
The Council has committed to a high level of openness in its grant process, and – following discussions with the voluntary and community sector – agreed to publish a full list of applications for previous rounds. Details can be found here (pdf, 40.25Kb)
The Newcastle Fund is an important part of the council’s relationship between the council and the voluntary and community sector (VCS). It helps clarify the difference between commissioned services and grant aid.
Newcastle Funding Fayre 2012 - is taking place on 4 September at the Banqueting Hall, Civic Centre, Newcastle. This will be a free drop in event and will run from 2-6pm. For more information view the event flyer. (pdf, 111Kb)
The second round of the Newcastle Fund was launched on 1 September 2011. Find out more on our Funding Fayre webpage.
For further advice and information please contact:
|Adult Services||Craig Nicholson||0191 211 email@example.com|
|Culture Services||Andrew Rothwell||0191 211 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environment and Regeneration||Jan Shimmin||0191 278 email@example.com|
|Chief Executive's||Bryan Beverley||0191 277 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Children's Services||Becky Polito||0191 211 email@example.com|
|Primary Care Trust||Julia Young||0191 217 2658|
Download the Newcastle Fund brochure (pdf, 139Kb)
Newcastle Fund Evaluation Report Executive Summary (pdf, 48Kb)
Successful projects (pdf, 897Kb)
Summary of grants awarded in 2010/11 (pdf, 166Kb)
Page last updated: 18 December, 2012