Making a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities, as well maintaining our high standards as a responsive, efficient and collaborative funder.Visit
Developing and investing in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives - supporting activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.Visit
The Banks Group develops, with care, land for a variety of uses including surface coal mining; property and renewable energy. It is a family owned, County Durham based, business employing over 300 people across the north of England and Scotland. It was established in 1976.Visit
Barbour Foundation makes grants to health and medical welfare organisations supporting patients suffering from any form of illness or disease. It also supports education projects working with children and young people, and works to protect and preserve features of cities, towns, villages and the countryside for the benefit of the general public.Visit
The Catherine Cookson 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. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.Visit
The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust making awards to charities that are registered in the U.K. The organisation is governed by a board of voluntary trustees, chaired by Mrs. Sue Heath.Visit
Co-op Funeralcare has always been committed to providing clients and their loved ones with the best possible care.
All our staff are professionally trained to the highest standards and understand the needs and feelings of the bereaved and the importance of spending time helping families to plan a funeral that truly reflects the life of an individual.
County Durham Community Foundation provides grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs, enabling people to achieve far more than they could by themselves.Visit
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. We do this by funding the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society.Visit
The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities.
Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £81.8M in grants (up to 31st December 2016).
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £62 million annually. It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and since then has donated over £960 million, becoming one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK.Visit
For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.
Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.
The Hadrian Trust aims to improve the lives of people living and working in the North East of England, allocating grants to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool.Visit
The aim of the charity is to grant aid to charities seeking to raise the quality of life, particularly for those who are young, disadvantaged, deprived, disabled or elderly.Visit
The Foundation was set up as a generalist grantmaking trust in 1971 and continue with the broad philanthropic interests of our benefactor Sir John Ellerman, while reflecting changing times.
The aim is to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world - supporting smaller organisations whose work has reach and significance across the UK.
Our funds look to support projects with a focus on health, education, sport, community and the environment with priority being given to projects in areas where we are or have been working.Visit
The Reece Foundation was established in 2007. Our main objective is to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing. In particular we will focus on the improvement of education in engineering and related scientific and mathematical subjects, training in engineering skills and the development of employment opportunities.Visit
We are a registered charitable trust, which gives small grants to assist groups with charitable work in the north east. The Trust focuses on the needs of children and young people in areas of disadvantage. It also supports community development and the groups which help people with disabilities.Visit
Funding selected organisations and projects in community development, environmental, sustainable development, health & welfare and culture all with an emphasis on education and raising awareness and generally in or for the benefit of the North East of England.Visit
Sir James Knott Trust is an independent, grant making charitable trust based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England. We support community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool.
The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.
The primary purpose of the Trust is to fund projects which provide opportunities for young people and improve quality of life in less affluent communities in the City of Sunderland and County Durham.Visit
The trust is a grant making trust. Grants are commonly in response to appeals in support of welfare for those who are disadvantaged, young, elderly, disabled, as well as maritime and Service causes, education, training and employment opportunities, community benefit, historic buildings, the environment, music and the arts.Visit