Our £1m funding pledge is a significant addition to the region’s charitable sector, so we want it to make a real impact.
‘Inclusion’ and ‘inspiration’ are at the heart of everything we do, so we’ve created two Grant Programmes that support these visions in the North East. We invite Inclusion Grant applications to support projects and initiatives that deliver real and lasting community benefit. Our Inspiration Grant will help inspirational young people to fulfil their potential.
Priority will be given to applications that are client-led, show how their work meets funding priority aims, and/or how it inspires others.
When awarding grants, Trustees will be mindful of Bernicia’s operating areas, as well as funding cold spots and areas of high need, to make sure funding is targeted in areas where this will have the greatest impact.
Grants to help talented young people will be prioritised to those whose personal circumstances might limit their chances of success, and where a helping hand from us will reduce those barriers.
We will fund projects and initiatives that support our inclusion and inspiration objectives.
This includes funding core costs for eligible organisations to help them recover from the impact of Covid-19
Inclusion Grant Programme
Our Inclusion Grant Programme will be awarded to eligible organisations who prioritise:
Inspiration Grant Programme
Our Inspiration Grant Programme will be awarded to inspirational young people aged 24 or under who demonstrate real talent and potential. This can be anything from sporting skills, academia, performing arts to creative flair. Please note that Inspiration grants will only be awarded to individuals. Organisations should apply for an Inclusion Grant
Unfortunately, these programmes will not fund: