Newcastle Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 for projects delivered by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Newcastle.


The Newcastle Fund is the council’s main grant giving programme for voluntary and community organisations, charities and social enterprises based in Newcastle. We provide funding for specific projects or for organisations’ core running costs. 

We aim to support residents to build sustainable community resources. To do this, we support projects which use the skills and knowledge of local people to:

  • build community connection
  • improve individuals' connections
  • improve health and wellbeing 

Read the Newcastle Fund Round 14 prospectus (PDF 429KB)

Who can apply

To apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation, such as a:

  • voluntary or community organisation 
  • registered charity
  • not-for-profit business (such as a community interest company or social enterprise) 

You must have an organisational bank account requiring at least two signatories

How much to apply for

You can apply for up to £25,000 per year.

Small projects which are focused on specific neighbourhoods should consider applying for ward committee funding instead.

When to apply

The closing date for applications is:

  • 11:59pm on 21 February 2024 

Projects supported by the Newcastle Fund

For details of projects that have been awarded Newcastle Fund grants in earlier rounds of funding see: