Funding body information

Stockton-on-Tees Council

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings
PO Box 11
Church Road
TS18 1LD
01642 393939


Stockton-on-Tees Council operates two grants schemes which provide funding for local voluntary and community groups.

Stockton Borough Community Fund

The Stockton Borough Community Fund has been set up to give voluntary and community sector groups the opportunity of accessing awards up to £500. Funding is available to support community projects and activities (for example, arts and crafts, educational trips, keep-fit classes, walking trips, new equipment, social activities etc.)

The fund is being run by Tees Valley Community Foundation (TVCF) on behalf of Stockton Council. More details about the Stockton Borough Community Fund are available on the TVCF website.

For full details see the CDF website.

Voluntary and Community Sector Investment Fund

The fund helps voluntary and community sector organisations to support and develop their own capacity, enabling them to compete for and deliver contracts and activities which support the Sustainable Community Strategy. Organisations can apply for between £5,000 and £50,000 and can submit more than one bid in a calendar year provided it is to address a different area of capacity build.

For further information, please visit the Catalyst website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Voluntary Sector Homepage

Useful organisations:

Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council does not appear to run any funding schemes for voluntary sector groups.

We were unable to make contact with the Principal Community Development Officer and the website has no specific voluntary sector or funding pages.

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