We're here to help you to make a difference

Our team is highly experienced in helping charities, organisations and groups to successfully apply for community funding and project grants. Find out more about who and what we can support, access some useful resources and check out the Frequently Asked Questions created to help you get your application moving.

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Apply for community project grants

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 special grants and community project funds available at the time. We're able to support the activities of many different kinds of community groups and charities, and we welcome applications of up to £2500 from any suitably constituted, not-for-profit group.

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Our mission

We are at the heart of local giving in the Tees Valley and we’re passionate about empowering local communities to address disadvantage and exclusion.
We help local charities and community groups by distributing grants and investing in their long-term sustainability, and we help local people achieve their potential in their chosen field.

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We invest in our community

As well as providing project grants to groups and charities, we also provide funding to long-term partners who share our aims and objectives, and deliver benefits to the local community. These include organisations we feel are better placed to distribute special grants in areas of dedicated support.
We invest in the growth, development and financial sustainability of local community groups and enterprises.

Apply for a grant for your community project.

We’ve kept the process simple to help you apply for grants; click on the apply now button, register for an account and complete the application form.
Our grant panel will assess your application, conduct the necessary security checks and we aim to get you a decision within four weeks of submission. If you need further advice, contact the grants team via the contact us page and we’ll be in touch to  help you get your application moving.

Got questions?  Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page where you will find answers to most grant application queiries.

Who’s involved?

Check out some of the people and organisations who
help us to make it all happen.

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Jeff Taylor


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Hugh McGouran

Chief Executive

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Emma Read FCA


Apply for a grant

Tees Valley Community Foundation offers a wide range of support in funds, specialist grants and mentoring. Click the apply button to register for an account and tell us about your cause.

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