Groups can apply now for funding

Grant applications are being sought from organisations in the county, for the Ted Weekes Fund for Children and Young People.

The Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and Northumberland is inviting grant applications for the fund from community groups in support of children and young people’s projects based in New Hartley and Seaton Sluice.

The fund was established in 2002 and to date it has made grants amounting to nearly £94,000.

Awards from £250 to £2,000 are available for equipment and resources for activities, small running costs and inspirational trips or visits.

Su Legg, fund development manager at the Community Foundation, said: “The Ted Weekes Fund for Children and Young People aims to improve provisions for young people in New Hartley and Seaton Sluice.

“During the last round in April 2014 nearly £8,750 was awarded to over nine projects.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for groups to support new and existing activities with young people and we’re looking forward to supporting more groups in 2015.”

To apply for funding, complete the online application form at call (0191) 222 0945 or email

The application deadline for making a submission is 4pm on Monday, February 23.