Successful Grant Applications

Back in 2016, we launched the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund and with the help of our customers, we’ve begun the process of providing grants to the first of what will be many deserving recipients across our branch network.


Phase 4

Tyne and Wear

Sans Street Youth & Community Centre 

A grant of £2818 will allow Sans Street Youth & Community Centre to pilot a six month project employing a sessional community worker to support the local community with benefit entitlement & life skills.

Silverline Memories 

£1500 will go towards day trips for people living with Dementia.

Toma Fund 

Toma Fund will use a grant of £500 towards a treat day for children and young people going through cancer treatment.

Men in Sheds South Tyneside 

A grant of £2571 will replace tools loaned to the group on a temporary basis.

North East Hearts with Goals 

£3000 will help with costs and upkeep of putting the mobile heart screening van on the road.

Northbourne Street Youth Initiative

The grant of £2977 will fund the 'West End Wellness' project focused around mental health and wellness activities for young people 13 - 19.

Worbairns @ Cedarwood Trust 

£2500 will provide new carpeting to the Worbairns session room to provide a clean, safe place for babies and toddlers to play.

Cedarwood Trust – Soup-a-Gran Project 

This grant of £2500 will go towards the expansion of the Soup-a-Gran initiative which currently supports around 40 older, isolated residents on the Meadowell Estate in North Tyneside.

Soroptimist International Tynemouth Whitley Bay & District

£1500 will go towards producing 'new start bags' which will be given to women affected by Operation Sanctuary.

Age UK Sunderland

The contribution of £1000 will go towards sustaining the Keeping in Touch project which provides a telephone companionship service.

South Tyneside Training & Enterprise Network Limited

A grant of £3,000 will allow the group to provide resources and activities for at least four weekly after school groups for over 250 young carers aged five to 24 years.

East End Youth & Community Centre

The grant of £2879 will be used to improve the outside area at the front of the building, including replacing the front door.

The Bay Food Bank

£3000 will fund a new computer & extend its breakfast club at Percy Main Primary School in North Shields.


Families First North East

The grant of £2914 will increase the range and availability of equipment in the Special Needs Toy Library.

Pallister Park Bowling Club

A grant of £1,000 will be used for painting both inside and outside of a container cabin, repairing its metal security shutters on the windows and repairing the cabin floor.

102.4 Radio Hartlepool (Hartlepool Community Broadcasting)

£2100 will go towards purchasing new multi-platform digital studio equipment.

County Durham

Pelton Fell Community Partnership

£3000 will support the junior youth provision at the Brockwell Centre in Pelton Fell.

Rosemount Care Home

A grant of £1500 will go towards installing a wet room for residents and day care users who are unable to access the bath safely.

Youth Fire Association (YFA) Cadets - Team Highhold

£1000 will go towards an orienteering trip for cadets.


West End Bowling Club

The grant of £2500 will replace the club house heating boiler.

James Rennie School - Extended School

£1600 will go towards providing after school arts and crafts club to pupils with severe learning difficulties, sensory, behavioural and physical disabilities.

Carlisle Mencap

Carlisle Mencap will use £2867 to buy an accessible shower seat for the main bathroom at California House, a respite home for people with learning disabilities.

Eden Carers

The grant of £2,900 will allow Eden Carers to provide resources and events which will benefit around 100 young carers which will include a Christmas party.

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust

The charity will use the grant of £2768 to create a 'musical orchard' at its Stollers House site in Penrith.

Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria

£3000 will be used to train 10 new volunteers as bereavement counsellors/befrienders to the British Association of Counselling Practise standard.



Duns Amateur Swimming Club

The grant of £500 will allow Duns to purchase some much needed training equipment for its junior swimmers, especially the youngest ones.

Cramlington United FC

A grant of £974 will provide training tops for the clubs three disabled adults teams.

Alnwick Stroke Club

£1000 will go towards the weekly transport service which helps members get to and from meetings.

Links Conservation Group (Blyth to Seaton Sluice)

A grant of £500 will buy tools to help the group maintain the beaches and dunes.


£2000 will provide activities for a recently formed girls group, supporting around 40 young women, aged 12 to 16 years.

1016(Berwick) Squadron Sir Training Corps

The grant of £1500 will go towards replacing outdated equipment