The Hospital of God has a long and proud history of working with vulnerable people living in the North East of England. Established in 1273 by Bishop Robert de Stichell to help poor and elderly people, throughout the centuries we have taken this founding ethos and developed into a modern organisation meeting a range of 21st century needs.

One of the charitable objectives is to provide grants to other charitable community organisations in the North East of England. The Hospital of God’s Grant Committee meets on an annual basis to allocate grant funding.

Next round of funding opens 1st December The maximum grant award is £3,000. You may apply each year for funding for your projects or organisation.

Our grant fund is available to help and support people in the communities of the North East, specifically Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Northumberland. Note: unfortunately Middlesbrough is not included in our geographical area.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of how they achieve the following aims:

  • In 2024, our grants will have a focus on core funding of existing and new organisations and groups and also on projects that respond to the cost of living crisis.
  • Empower local communities to help and support themselves creating and building on their strengths and assets.
  • Focus on those community members who are experiencing disadvantage.
  • Help and support those not provided for by other means to meet unmet needs and/or support work which does not have a high profile.
  • Support smaller local based eligible agencies working in the heart of their communities.
  • Encourage emerging community-based groups and organisations, new ideas and initiatives.
  • Encourage independent, self-funded groups, even if they operate under a nationally recognised umbrella name.
  • Support core costs or short-term projects where a direct benefit to people is demonstrated.

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