Apply For A Grant

It’s not all about money and this isn’t a purely transactional decision.

Tees Valley Community Foundation offers a wide range of options made up of money from the many different funds we distribute on behalf of our donors, partners, companies and public organisations.

We match applications to the criteria of the various funds available at the time and are able to support the activities of many different kinds of community groups and charities.

We welcome applications of up to £1000 from any suitably constituted, not-for-profit group.

Annual Grants

We also have annual grants available.

The Goshen Fund

The Goshen Fund has been established to provide small grants to local groups working to support the community in the Tees Valley, especially those experiencing disadvantage or social exclusion.

The 2019 round is now open and will close at 12 noon, Thursday 30th May, click here to apply. 

The 2019 round is now open and will close at 12 noon, Thursday 30th May, click here to apply. 

John Bloom Law Bursary

The John Bloom Law Bursary was established in memory of John Bloom, a local solicitor and a Trustee of the Foundation. John was passionate about his chosen profession and about the area in which he was born and worked. 

His widow set up the Bursary in memory of John with the aim of providing financial assistance to students who have chosen to follow a career in Law.

The Bursary supports students from the Tees Valley area intending to study for a full time undergraduate degree in Law at any UK University. The successful candidate for the bursary will be expected to obtain good 'A' level grades and will be from a background of modest means. A bursary of £6,000 (over 3 years) will be awarded to a student who might otherwise struggle to find the necessary funding to pursue their chosen career.

Grant round opens early April with a panel usually held in August.

The 2019/20 round is now open, please download and complete a copy of the application form from our Resources and Guidelines section, returning by email to l.leather@teesvalleyfoundation.org or via post to Wallace House, Falcon Court, Preston Farm, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3TX.

Grant round opens early April with a panel usually held in August.

The 2019/20 round is now open, please download and complete a copy of the application form from our Resources and Guidelines section, returning by email to l.leather@teesvalleyfoundation.org or via post to Wallace House, Falcon Court, Preston Farm, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3TX.

The Prochorus Fund

The Prochorus Fund was established in September 2018 by David and Anne Heading, made up of funds from the estate of Anne's late mother. 

The fund is primarily for the making of grants to constituted groups with an area of benefit bounded by: 

  • The A19 to the West
  • Danby to the East
  • Great Ayton to the North
  • Helmsley to the South

The purpose of the fund is to provide small grants for the promotion of social, cultural and educational activities for which no government grants or lottery funding is available and for which a nominal or no entry charge is made. This may include grants for educational purposes (not including travel).  Examples of the types of groups that would potentially be funded include; Local History Societies, Parish Councils, Village Hall Committees and any constituted groups promoting the arts and/or music.

Grants will NOT be made for sport, buildings or for travel costs.

This grant is open for applications all year round. 



Resources & Guidelines