Citizens Advice Newcastle
£105,000 over three years until July 2020
Citizens Advice Newcastle collects data on a range of pressing social issues through its case work. It has amassed considerable information about the effects of Welfare Reform on its clients, especially those with mental and physical disabilities. There are particular concerns about the digitisation of the benefits system which may lead to exclusion or error in the cases of vulnerable claimants. This continuing grant will enable CAN to analyse its data, use its knowledge in campaigning for fairer and more effective government policies in content and implementation and support other regional Citizens Advice organisations to use their information more effectively. Read more about CAN here: http://citizensadvice-newcastle.org.uk
Tel: 0191 229 2750
Institute for Public Policy Research - ippr north
£120,000 over three years until 2018
ippr north is the dedicated think tank for the North of England. After a six month development phase funded by MHF in 2003, MHF and the Northern Rock Foundation approved grants to meet the core costs of ippr north between 2003 and 2006. It was then entirely based in Newcastle. Millfield House Foundation has supported ippr north continuously since then, cementing the relationship further by offering it the Strategic Partner designation in 2015.
Up to date information about ippr north’s activities and publications can be found on its website.
Contact: Anna Round
Tel: +44 (0)7949 659128
North East Child Poverty Commission
£120,000 over three years
The North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) is a cross-sector stakeholder partnership which aims to provide a strong regional voice to raise awareness of child poverty in the North East, and to facilitate collaborative working to tackle the problem. Core activities include undertaking policy and research analysis, organising events, working with children and young people, and engaging with local, regional and national campaigns. The NECPC also undertakes specific pieces of research and development, including regional work with schools and employers. Commission members include representatives from all 12 local authorities as well as a wide range of other public, private and voluntary sector organisations. Further information about our membership, objectives and current activities can be found here: http://www.nechildpoverty.org.uk
The NECPC is hosted by the Institute for Local Governance (ILG) at Durham University. Established in 2009, the ILG is a research and knowledge exchange partnership between the region’s universities, local authorities and other public sector organisations. Further information about the ILG is available at: http://www.ilg.org.uk.
Millfield House Foundation has supported the NECPC since 2011. It became a Strategic Partner in 2016.
Telephone: 0191 334 9107
Regional Refugee Forum North East
£126,000 over three years to June 2021 to continue its policy and campaigning work on behalf of refugee communities in the North East
Regional Refugee Forum North East was made a Strategic Partner by the Trustees at their May 2015 meeting, with a further three year grant being awarded in 2018.
Tel: 0191 423 6255
Voluntary Organisations North East
£120,000 for three years until 2019
Voluntary Organisations North East is the support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East of England. It works on a variety of policy areas that impact on the voluntary sector in the region.
VONNE became a Strategic Partner of the Foundation in June 2013 and had its grant renewed in 2016.
Find out more about VONNE at http://www.vonne.org.uk
Tel: 0191 233 2000
Youth Homeless North East
£120,000 over three years until July 2020
Youth Homeless North East campaigns to prevent homelessness among young people in the region. YHNE was made a Strategic Partner of the Foundation is 2014. Its partnership grant was renewed in 2017. For more about YHNE see: http://youthhomelessnortheast.org.uk
Tel: 07725 221070