About

The GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving, in November 2018, will celebrate and influence the North East’s rich philanthropic tradition by telling the North East’s story. The Festival is brought to you by the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Newcastle University Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Wealth and Philanthropy. It will highlight our philanthropic past and look forward to how we can come together through philanthropic acts, large and small, for the greater good of our region.


The GeNErosity Festival is an exciting collaboration between the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Newcastle University. It is supported by a wide variety of sponsors and partners. It is a unique Festival and the first of its kind in the North East.

The aims and objectives of the GeNErosity Festival are:

· To celebrate and raise awareness of what philanthropy has achieved in the North East;

· To question, debate and inform the future role of philanthropy in the North East;

· To encourage more philanthropy and philanthropists, in all its forms, by demonstrating the joy of giving and the good it can do.

The GeNErosity Festival encompasses fifty events and activities taking place across the region between 7th and 27th November.

Underpinning the Festival is a significant piece of research undertaken by Newcastle University. For the first time, the rich history of philanthropy and giving in the region can be told through Our Philanthropic Story.