The North East Philanthropy Story

Our rich philanthropic heritage is woven into the very fabric of North East society. Learn here how acts of generosity in the past continue to deliver for us today. Read more about understanding philanthropy and it's history here.

To date the following beneficiaries with a philanthropic income of over £100,000 have been profiled.

A Way Out (Tackling and preventing exploitation of vulnerable women in Stockton) Action Foundation (Providing supported housing, community English classes and employment support to disadvantaged refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants across Tyne and Wear) Age UK Northumberland (Supporting older adults, their families and carers) Alice House Hospice (Easing the end of life journey for patients and their families in the Tyne valley) Alnwick Gardens (Landscaped gardens and major tourist attraction) Angelou Centre (To advance the education of women and to overcome barriers such as abuse and violence) Arch North East (Offering support to victims of rape and sexual abuse) Auckland Castle Trust (Custodian of Auckland Castle) Baltic Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust (Leading contemporary arts museum) Beamish Museum (Living museum of the North) Bede Foodbank (Providing food to those in need in Newcastle) Beis Chaye Rochel (none) Bowes Museum (The North’s museum of art, fashion and design) Building Futures East (Supporting local community regeneration) Butterwick Hospices (Provider of hospice care for children and adults) Centre West Newcastle (Giving residents a voice in the West End of Newcastle) Changing Lives (Preventing homelessness and supporting the homeless) Children North East (Provision of services for children and young people) Daft as a Brush (Provider of transport services for cancer patients) Daisy Chain Project (Providing support for autism sufferers) Durham Christian Partnership (The enhancement of care for those in need) Durham University (A world top 100 university) Durham Wildlife Trust (Protecting wildlife and conserving natural environments) Edberts House (Community project in Gateshead) Eleven Arches (Producer of live-action night show of 2,000 years of British history) EVA Women’s Aid (Supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Redcar and Cleveland) Foundation of Light (The charity of Sunderland FC) Gateshead Talmudical College (Outstanding institution for orthodox Jewish religious studies) Grace House North East (Supporting disabled children and their families) Great North Air Ambulance (Transporting critically ill patients to hospital) Helix Arts (Promoting participation in the arts in North Tyneside) Hospital of God at Greatham (Supporting the poor, elderly and vulnerable living in the North East) Hospitality and Hope (Supporting the needy in south Tyneside) Kids Kabin (Expanding personal horizons through creativity and enjoyment) Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company (Supporting disabled people through participation in theatre) Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind (For people experiencing emotional or mental health problems and their families) Moving On (Durham) (Relieving the threat of homelessness in County Durham) Newcastle Royal Grammar School (Independent day school for boys and girls) Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust (Regionally significant performing arts venue7) Newcastle United Foundation (Providing opportunities to play sport, to learn and to lead active lives through football) Newcastle University (A top tier international university excelling in research, teaching and partnership working) NIWE Eating Distress Service (Providing support to people with eating distress) North Eastern Prison Aftercare Society (Supporting prisoners and their families) North Northumbrian Hospice Care (Providing Hospice Care in North Northumberland) Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (Supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse) Northumberland Wildlife Trust (Protecting wildlife and conserving natural environments) Northumbria Coalition Against Crime (Preventing crime or the fear of crime in the North East) Northumbria University, Newcastle (Empowering innovators, visionaries and change makers to transform lives and make a remarkable impact on the world) Oasis Community Housing (Creating access to housing and addressing homelessness) Open Door (North East) (Hope, justice, mercy and dignity for those seeking sanctuary) Pennywell Youth Project (Realizing the potential of disadvantaged young people) Percy Hedley Foundation (Education and care of disabled people) PROPS North East (Supporting those impacted by alcohol and substance misuse) Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle (Spreading the word of God amongst the people of Hexham and Newcastle) Safe Families for Children (Providing a safe and friendly temporary home for children and support for struggling parents) Sage Gateshead (Entertaining, involving and inspiring people through music and creativity) Scotswood Centre (Informing, educating and improving lives) Seven Stories (Celebrating and sharing Britain’s rich literary heritage for children) Sherburn House Charity (Supporting elderly people) Silx Teen Bar (Helping young people in Blyth lead happy and productive lives) St Benedict’s Hospice, Sunderland (Providing specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland) St Cuthbert’s Care (Providing residential and day care services for vulnerable people) St Mary Magdalene and Holy Jesus Trust (Providing housing for poorer people) St Oswald’s Hospice (Provider of hospice care for children and adults) Streetwise (Providing information, advice and counselling for young people) Tees Valley Arts (Improving quality of life through participation in the arts) Teesside University (A leading modern university with an international reputation for academic excellence) The Key (Inspiring belief in young people) Tiny Lives (Supporting premature and sick new-born babies and their families) Town Moor Charity (Conserving and improving Newcastle town moor) Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (Widening access to museums, art galleries and archives) Tynedale Hospice at Home (Easing the end of life journey for patients and their families in the Tyne valley) University of Sunderland (An innovative, accessible and inspirational modern university) Wallsend Boys Club (Renowned amateur football club) WM Morrison Darlington Enterprise Trust (Employment support service)


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