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


Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service


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


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.