Wearmouth Community Development Trust Legacy Fund

Wearmouth Community Development Trust Legacy Fund - FOURTH ROUND JAN - MAR 2018 

Through the vision of Trust members the legacy will enabled funds to be reinvested and continue the excellent work that the trust cared about, additionally, providing opportunities for organisations to engage and actively contribute in their communities locally.

This legacy will contribute, support and sustain activities and projects in the local communities it once served. The fund aims to target communities on the North side of the city of Sunderland, which fit within the priority themes.

The geographic priority area are: Monkwearmouth, Town End Farm, Fulwell, Redby, Southwick, Downhill, Witherwack, Seaburn, Marley Potts, Carley Hill, Hylton Castle, Castle Town, Roker, and St Peters.

Small Grants

£90,000 has been allocated to the small grants programme which is being delivered by VCAS. The scheme commenced April 2017 with the first grant allocated July 2017. Grants ranged from £250 - £1000 and funded organisations have to spend their grant within a 12 month period. 

Funding Theme

The overall funding theme for small grants is Connecting Communities, providing opportunities for individuals to engage and actively contribute in their community, ensuring people are proud of the place they live and are confident in making a difference.

Local Priorities

  • The key priority for the programme is making a difference. All applications will be assessed as to how they meet this priority.
  • Funding must benefit residents of: Monkwearmouth, Town End Farm, Fulwell, Redby, Southwick, Downhill, Witherwack, Seaburn, Marley Potts, Carley Hill, Hylton Castle, Castle Town, Roker, and St Peters.
  • Funded activity would involve: Social Isolation, Capacity Building, Health and Wellbeing, Children Young People and Families, Volunteering. 

Local Grants Panel

A Panel made up of VCAS staff and former WCDT Board members has been formed, to decide which applications will receive funding. This will ensure all grants reflect local need and offer good value for money.

Monitoring & Evaluation,

At the end of the project / activity it is expected that you will have made a difference in your community. You will need to explain the impact you have made through the receipt of the funding and work you delivered. Completion of end of project return is mandatory and will need to be returned following completion of the project/ activity.

Who we will fund:

We fund any organisation that are based and operate on the North of the city, is small and charitable. You need to have in place a signed constitution, and be either a registered charity, not-for-profit VCSE organisation or a social enterprise or community interest company. All organisations must have been operational for 6 month to be eligible apply.

Contact: info@vcasunderland.org.uk for an application or for further information.