Funding is vital for the survival of any voluntary sector organisation.

It involves finding the time, resources, volunteers, expertise, and knowledge to seek out new funding streams, to raise funds from the general public, find private sector partners, or find grants to apply for.

At Catalyst we know how difficult it can be to locate funding in the current economic environment. We offer support and advice for anyone looking to fund a project that benefits the people of Stockton-on-Tees.

Grantfinder Database

The Catalyst Funding Hub accesses the Idox Grant Finder database, it’s a great place to do your own searches from a multitude of different funding opportunities both current and those on the horizon. The database has more than 8000 funds, and an update in 2023 to the system has made it easier than ever to refine your searches. Catalyst are aiming to support VCSE organisations in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees no matter their level of experience in the charity funding arena.

If you are looking for funding visit our dedicated funding hub with all the latest funding news and available grants.

Catalyst Funding Hub

1-2-1 Catalyst Support

Catalyst can also provide you with 1:1 support and advice if you need it. Grantfinder appointments help connect organisations with other services and events across the sector. They form part of Catalyst’s holistic approach to ensuring that the VCSE is best served by our organisation, no matter what the point of entry is.

At Catalyst we know that sourcing funding for your organisation’s activities is difficult in today’s economic climate. So we offer a one-to-one service to help you find new places to apply for funding, strengthen your applications, improve your knowledge of the charitable funding industry, and make connections for partnership working.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to book an appointment, please contact Heather Sykes on

Latest Funding News

The Catalyst website is regularly kept up to date with the latest funding news, showcasing funds that we think we most relevant to organisations we deal with.  Follow the link below to find out more.

View Latest Funding News