Funding available for North East community groups

Community groups are in with a chance of winning a grant of up to £1,000.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:00 am
Venator Community Fund is returning with a £11,500 prize fund.

Venator’s Community Fund has so far awarded £38,750 to schools, community groups and charities across the region since it was established in 2018.

This year, Venator is offering a top award of £1,000 to the application that receives the most public votes in an online poll, with £750 and £500 to the second and third placed projects. Another 37 winners will receive a grant of £250.

Groups can apply online at and propose, in no more than 250 words, how their group would use the funding. Entries are open until noon on Friday, May 28.

Online voting begins on Tuesday, June 1, until June 25.

All projects must benefit communities in the North East.

Karen Fenwick, Vice President Corporate Branding and Communications at Venator, said: “We’re delighted to reopen our Community Fund for 2021.

“This year, more than ever, we feel it is important to support our North East based charities, community groups and educational establishments that have been so adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s also a pleasure to announce that a top award of £1,000 and second and third prizes of £750 and £500 will be given to the schools, charities or groups that receive the most votes in the online public poll this year.

“Innovation and teamwork is at the heart of everything we do at Venator, so it’s really important to us that we’re able to give back to North East communities that nurture the spirit of togetherness and creativity.”

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