Successful Grant Applications

Back in 2016, we launched the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund. 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 6

County Durham

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - £2,250

A grant of £2,250 will be used to improve sensory stimulation for children at Darlington Memorial Hospital and will help to provide toys and activities on the unit.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre - £2,862

£2,862 will be provided to fund training for 12 volunteers who will be able to provide helpline support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Durham Christian Partnership (Food Bank) – £3,000

A full grant of £3,000 will contribute to annual rental costs.


Citizens Advice Carlisle and Eden – £2,000

A grant of £2,000 will be used to buy and install IT equipment.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team – £3,000

A new vehicle including, a defibrillator and breathing aid equipment will be purchased thanks to a full grant of £3,000.


Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project - £2,980

£2,980 will provide 20 spaces for young people to complete a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award along with necessary equipment.

Community@NE66 Charitable Trust- £2,967

£2,967 will pay for running and development costs for play work for children ranging from four to eight years.

The Oswin Project - £2,823

Gardening equipment will be purchased for the group using a grant of £2,823.

Barnabus Safe and Sound - £2,000

£2,000 will provide PC's for children to access technology, media software and support.

Tynedale Hospice at Home – £3,000

A full grant of £3,000 will fund a family support worker for six months to provide sessions of one-to-one support to help the well-being of children and young people.


Hartlepool & District Hospice - £2,656

£2,656 will purchase two electric profiling bed frames and mattresses for long term patients.

Take Heart Support Group - £1,296

£1,296 is provided to purchase an automatic external defibrillator which will be available to the Langdon Square Community Centre.

Coatham House Projects - £2,000

£2,000 will contribute towards a kitchen refit, enabling the project, which supports homeless young people to deliver better services and improved facilities for the volunteers, apprentices and customers.


Stargate and Crookhill Community Centre - £1,485

£1,485 will upgrade its male and female toilets, this will involve installing new electric hand dryers, soap dispensers and a baby changing table.

Oasis Aquila Housing - £3,000

£3,000 will allow a homeless drop in centre to have a new boiler installed.

Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT) - £1,608

£1,608 will allow FACT to install two new electric shutters to their offices.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Benwell Christian Shop Project (Cornerstone) - £2,230

£2,230 will help the project continue to provide monthly healthy cooking sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

Silverline Memories – £3,000

The full grant of £3,000 will support Silverline’s weekly Dementia Café.

Changing Lives – £1,645

A grant of £1,645 will help revamp the community kitchen to enable women to cook, eat together and share stories.

St Peter's Neighbourhood Association – £500

£500 will go towards new tools and equipment for the volunteering gardening group.

Newcastle Vision Support - £2,760

£2,760 will provide monthly accessible music concerts for its elderly visually impaired service users.

The Road to Recovery Trust – £3,000

Crèche sessions will be provided to run alongside substance abuse recovery sessions thanks to a grant of £3,000.

The BAY Food Bank – £3,000

The full grant of £3,000 will enable the food bank to provide food for breakfast and lunch clubs for a local school.

North Tyneside

Pathway4All – £1,476

A waterless bubble tube will be purchased for £1,476 for its sensory area, making it more interactive for children with disabilities and additional needs.

Soroptimist International Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and District - £1,000

£1,000 will help purchase items for a ‘New Start’ bag for women and girls rescued from trafficking. 

YMCA North Tyneside - £3,000

£3,000 will replace the nursery’s outdoor multi-use surface.

South Tyneside

The Kids and Young Adults Klub-Special Needs Support Group – £1,500

Indoor and outdoor play equipment will be replaced with a grant of £1,500.