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Find a Funder is a new online funding search tool brought to you by Middlesbrough Council and MVDA.

Find a Funder allows you to search through hundreds of funding opportunties from government, Lottery, charitable trusts and other sources available to voluntary sector organisations. It also includes contracting and commissioning opportunities. It's quick and easy to register, and you'll also have the option to sign up to a free funding news email.

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Other current funding opportunities

Sometimes we come across local funding opportunities that aren't available on Find a Funder. You'll find these opportunities listed below. Another way to stay up to date is to subscribe to our free Find a Funder Fortnightly ebulletin. 

Greggs Foundation Hardship Fund

The hardship fund makes small grants to individuals and families in extreme financial need. Donations are made in response to a request raised by a social organisation that works closely with individuals and families to identify an address financial hardship.

Grants are limited to £100 per applicant (£180 for white goods). The list below states the type of things you can purchase for a family:

  • Beds/Bedding
  • Essential Furnishings
  • Household Safety Equipment
  • Flooring
  • Baby Equipment
  • White Goods (including cookers)

All white goods must be ordered via East Durham Partnership via their referral form. Contact Neil Sargeant at nsargeant@eastdurhampartnership.co.uk to apply.


Need help with funding?

We can help with:

  • costing your activity or services
  • exploring sources of income
  • understanding funders’ requirements
  • understanding procurement processes
  • preparing applications and bids

Contact us for more information, or check out our Resources page.