Previous grants

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Age UK North Tyneside

£20,000 (2011/2012) for a one-year pilot involving the participation of the Older People’s Engagement Network.

Blyth Valley Citizens Advice Bureau

£6,100 (2012) for evaluation of the debt advice project located within Homes for Northumberland, highlighting policy implications for advice-giving agencies and housing providers.

Centrepoint for Youth Homeless North East

£22,358 (2012/2013) for strategic work

Children North East

£10,461 (2013) for ‘Community Action on Poverty’ - a pilot project involving young people and children in the west end of Newcastle in the use of photography to represent their concerns and views.

Cyrenians (now known as Changing Lives)

£17,420 (2012/2013) towards a one-year participative research project involving male sex workers, to identify policy gaps and influence policy-makers.

Derwent Initiative

£15,000 (2011/2013) towards a programme of events and debates.

Mental Health North East 1

£56,700 (2008/2010) for development costs and consultancy including £2,000 towards a conference and £5,000 for campaigning activity.

Mental Health North East 2

£69,520 (2011/2012) for the action programme ‘Whose Marketplace is it Anyway?’

My Sister’s Place

£14,825

Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service

£15,373

Northumbria University and Durham University

Professor Keith Shaw, Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University and Fred Robinson, St Chad’s College, Durham University. £30,500 (2011/2012) for a participative study: From Regionalism to Localism: Opportunities and threats for the North East.

Regional Refugee Forum North East

£160,678 (2007/2012) for policy and representation work. New grant for January 2013-June 2015: £30,848 for 2013.

Regional Youth Work Unit North East

£35,000 (2012/2013) towards ‘Reducing the Gap’, an 18 month project on youth unemployment.

Stockton Advice and Information Service CAB

£19,612 (2013) for monitoring the introduction of the Personal Independence Payment.

TaxAid UK

£16,520 (2013) for measuring the impact of tax changes on vulnerable people in the North East.

The High Pay Centre

£12,375 (2013) ‘Economic drain from the North East fuels big bonuses in London’ - for analysis of how consumer spending exiting the region in profits and pay packages results in loss of jobs and investment, and for development of policy solutions.

The Philanthropy Story

£1,000

Tyneside Cyrenians (now Changing Lives)

£18,236 to build on the success of and develop the MAP participative project, working with male sex workers in the North East, to identify policy gaps and influence policy-makers.

Tyneside Mind

£20,000 towards the Mind-full project which aims to influence the design and delivery of the Work Capability Assessment process through showing the human stories of its effects.

Voluntary Organisations Network North East

£60,000 (2011/2013) for the campaign ‘Surviving or Thriving’, in association with Newcastle CVS, Durham One Voice Network and Connect 4 Change Northumberland.