When applying for our Inclusion and Inspiration Grant Programmes, please bear in mind:

  • Priority will be given to applications that are client-led, show how their work meets funding priority aims, and/or how it inspires others.
  • As long as it is clearly demonstrated that it supports our Inclusion and Inspiration Grant Programmes, you can apply for a specific project or for a contribution to core running costs. The fund will not support core cost requests from social enterprises like CICs.
  • If it supports our inclusion and inspiration objectives, we’ll consider purchasing small items of equipment like furniture and computers. Requests for larger capital funding will be considered, but must be backed up by a robust business case.

Our Inclusion and Inspiration Grant Programmes will not fund:

  • Organisations with an annual income of over £750,000
  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars
  • Religious/political activity, which is not for the wider public benefit
  • Routine building or equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Activities that have already taken place/retrospective funding
  • Grant-making by other organisations/third – party funding
  • Privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships
  • Organisations with unrestricted reserves that exceed one year’s running costs
  • Projects and initiatives operating outside of the North East

The Grant Programme is now closed to applications.  Please do not apply.  A new programme will open to applications later in the year

If you would like further information in respect of making your application please contact Kevin Haddrick from the Bernicia Foundation.

E: kevin.haddrick@bernicia.com

Alternatively we are also being supported by Nils Stronach, a Senior Programme Advisor at the Community Foundation – a trusted advisor on giving, philanthropy and funding.

Nils can be contacted on

E: ns@communityfoundation.org.uk