The Community Anchors' Fund

£500,000 to support community organisations in the North East.

The Virgin Money Foundation believes that everyone has the right to live in a vibrant, diverse and thriving community and they want to support those vital local organisations that act as the “bedrock” in a neighbourhood - providing a place where people feel welcome, where problems can be solved and where good ideas are helped to grow. Community Anchor organisations are those vital, neighbourhood based, locally-led organisations, committed to driving positive economic, social or environmental change within that community. 

The Foundation will make awards totalling £500,000 over the year. Applications will be assessed as part of a rolling grants programme. They expect to make between 10 and 15 awards. When all of the available funding has been allocated the programme will close – so we suggest you apply as soon as possible. During 2019, the Community Anchors' Fund will provide grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to organisations in the North East of England. The funds can be used to cover core costs and can also be spent on designing and launching new activity. The award can be spread over one, two or three years.

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