Booking Form

Our Funding Fair takes place on Thursday 15 March, 1pm to 5pm at the Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields, NE30 2AY. Please note, places are limited to two per organisation and priority is given to voluntary and community organisations based in or operating in North Tyneside. The funding fair is your chance to:
  • Book 15 minute slots with up to four funders 
  • Tell them about your project and see how well you meet with their criteria
  • Attend our optional workshop - the Do's and Don'ts of Making Funding Applications (for those new to fundraising or needing a refresher)
Before booking your appointments, please read the summary of each funder below carefully to see if they are suitable for your funding needs. Appointments are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Confirmation of your appointment and workshop times will be emailed to the address(es) you provide below.  If you book then find you are unable to attend, PLEASE LET US KNOW on 0191 643 2626 - places are valuable and we may be able to re-allocate your slots. 

A note about CICs - Can Social Enterprises & CICs attend?

Check the criteria of each funder individually as some will not accept applications from Social Enterprises or CICs. Those that do generally don’t accept applications for salaries or running costs as you should be generating the income for these yourselves as a viable business. We reserve the right to refuse bookings from CICs/Social Enterprises who don’t take this on board.

About the funders:

Ballinger Charitable Trust
Supports registered charities and community groups throughout the North East through two funding streams: up to £5,000 and over £5,000. The Trust's main themes are young people, the elderly and cultural/arts projects. Ballinger Charitable Trust website.

Banks Community Fund

Provides support to community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects. Up to £5k is available for capital projects which benefit the local community within a short radius of a Banks operation. Banks Community Fund website.

BBC Children in Need
Provides small grants (up to and including £10,000) and main grants (over £10,000) to projects that improve the lives of children and young people experiencing disadvantage. Children in Need website

Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
Makes grants to voluntary and community groups across three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live. The average grant is £4,500 (with some funds offering larger amounts). The Foundation is extremely accessible and open to non-registered charities as well as registered charities. Community Foundation website

Greggs Foundation
Provides grants and support to projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged people within local communities. Funds include the Local Communities Projects Fund, Environmental Grants and North East Core Funding. Greggs Foundation website.

Hadrian Trust
Provides funding of between £500 and £2,000 to registered charities working in the fields of social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts and the environment. Hadrian Trust website.

The Joicey Trust
Makes grants for either revenue (including core funding) or capital expenditure. The grant-makers meet twice a year and will only fund registered charities up to 10% of total project costs (a 'last piece of the jigsaw' funder). The Joicey Trust website.

Rothley Trust
Gives small grants of up to £1,000 to assist registered charities. The Trust focuses on the needs of children and young people in areas of disadvantage. It also supports community development and the groups which help people with disabilities. Rothley Trust website.

RW Mann Trust
Helps improve the lives of people and communities in North Tyneside, South Northumberland and East Newcastle areas with grants of up to £1,000 for a wide range of activities. Open to registered charities only. RW Mann Trust website

Sport England and Tyne & Wear Sport
Invests in community sport in a variety of ways. They run a number of different funding programmes which are open to a wide range of clubs, voluntary and community organisations. Sport England website. Tyne & Wear Sport website.

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* 1. Your Contact Details

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* 2. Please select up to four funders that you would like appointments with:

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* 3. Please state up to two funders from the above list as a reserve choice (optional).

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* 4. Would you also like to attend a one-hour Do's and Don'ts of Fundraising workshop? This is a basic level introduction to fundraising and is aimed at people who are new or need a refresher on fundraising.

Thank you. We will email confirmation of your appointments and workshop times to the email address(es) you provide us with. If you have any queries thereafter please contact VODA on 0191 643 2626. We look forward to seeing you at the Funding Fair.

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* 5. As the Big Lottery Fund are unable to attend this year's Funding Fair, we have arranged a free Funding Bytes session on Tuesday 17 April, 1pm to 2.30pm at VODA. Would you like to book a place at this event?