Funding Support

If your organisation serves Newcastle and / or Gateshead you can receive free advice on funding from our Support and Development team. Our services below offer more in-depth support to help ensure success in your funding bids.

Our experienced team helped to secure almost £1 million of grant funding for local organisations in 2020/21 alone. Email or call 0191 232 7445 to speak with one of our team about how we can help your organisation to be more successful around funding.

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Is your organisation funding ready?

We know securing funding is a top priority for almost every charity and community organisation that we support. Developing a funding strategy means much more than outlining your ideas, identifying funders and bid writing. There are many things that funders expect to see in place before they consider funding a project:

  • Does your organisation have the effective policies in place, such as Safeguarding, Environment and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)?
  • Do your staff and volunteers understand about safeguarding?
  • Do you know how to plan and manage a budget?
  • Is your organisation running as effectively as it could be?
  • Does your organisation have the right legal structure in place?

If the answer to any of these is ‘no’ or ‘I’m not sure’ then get in touch. Through a combination of tailored training, bespoke policy writing, organisational strength reviews and financial services, we can help your organisation become funding ready, run successfully and make a positive difference to the communities you serve.

Watch a short video from Sally Adams about how our services can help your organisation to become funding ready


I’m funding ready – let’s get started

If your organisation has everything in order and is ready to begin, then our Support and Development team are here to help you at each step of the journey.

Project research and business strategy

A successful project has a strong vision and purpose. We’ll work with you to transform your ideas into a comprehensive business strategy for use in funding applications, social investment loans or to drive your own income generation.

We’ll assess the need for your project and help you decide how best to measure its impact. Drawing on the combined experience of our experts, we’ll provide you with a detailed plan and recommendations to turn your vision into a successful project.

Funding strategy and writing applications

Our Support and Development team has years of experience in supporting organisations to submit successful funding applications. Last year alone we helped to secure £1 million of grant funding for local organisations.

Writing funding applications takes time so we’ll help you create an appropriate funding strategy. This includes clarifying the need for your project, identifying potential funders, looking at monitoring and data, and creating a timeline for implementation.

We’ll then assess your previous bids, successful or unsuccessful, to see where improvements can be made and help you prepare the best possible funding application to secure that all important grant.

To find out more or to request a free no-obligation quote, please contact us at