Info and Eligibility
Our BIGs nominations are now closed. All nominees will be invited to submit a expression of interest by Friday 28 June 12 noon.
Since the launch of our Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Community Foundation in 2016, over £320,000 has been given in grants to projects across the North East and Cumbria.
Building on this success, we introduced Building Improvement Grants (BIGs) in 2018. This grant programme provides larger amounts of up to £50,000 for community groups or charities in the region who need to make improvements to their community buildings. This might include: construction, expansion, renovation or replacement of an existing facility or facilities.