Welcome to the

Ballinger Charitable Trust

The Ballinger Charitable Trust was founded in 1994 and seeks to support charities, CICs and community groups in North-East England, through grants and funding.

Ballinger Charitable Trust - North East England

Our Focus

Supporting

Young People

We award grants to organisations supporting children and young people (aged 0 to 19 / 25 SEN) throughout the North-East, supporting their health, development and well-being.

Priority is given to organisations:

  • who are working within a community experiencing disadvantage, and
  • who are based in the heart of that community, and
  • who have open access, long term, open-ended relationships with their young people

In practice we lean towards organisations delivering general activities rather than narrower programmes (such as a specific focus on the arts or sport) and we rarely support work within school based settings.

We do not have any hard and fast rules about use of grants (other than exclusively charitable purposes). We consider you, the people working in the VCS sector, the experts. Our role is to use our available resources to support your organisation as best we can. We do like to give unrestricted funding – it is easier to administrate for all of us – but we understand restricted funding is a preference on occasions.

Please note, as well as the above priorities, our support of CICs is to those with a credible enterprise model providing a demonstrable income stream, and who have strong, independent governance.

Click on our ‘What We Do’ page to read more about our approach to grant making.

Supporting

Older People

We work with a range of charitable organisations supporting older people (over 55) in the region, in particular:

  • local community groups, with priority given to those based in the more disadvantaged areas, including rural or coastal isolation
  • dementia support and advice
  • family carers

We are specifically interested in supporting those organisations who are based in the heart of the community they serve, have a real understanding of the needs of their local people and who are focused on developing long-term relationships within their community.

We rely on you to tell us your priorities for grant funding; be it multi-year, core or unrestricted funding, or to support weekly activities for older people – or even a larger grant to showcase a new aspect of dementia support.

We also recognise that many older people’s groups are self managing and volunteer-led, and only require smaller amounts of funding to maintain the activities they do together. We can support such groups and quickly.

Click on our ‘What We Do’ page to read more about our approach to grant making.

 

Ballinger Charitable Trust - North East England

Grant Programme

Unrestricted / Core Grant

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Project / Capital Grant

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Ballinger Charitable Trust - North East England

Funding Map

Ballinger Charitable Trust

Applications Received

Quarter 4, 2023
104

No.
of
applications
received

62%

Unrestricted
or
Core

38%

Project
or
Capital

Ballinger Charitable Trust

Applications Funded

Quarter 4, 2023
17

No.
of
applications
funded

88%

Unrestricted
or
Core

12%

Project
or
Capital

Our Charities

Showcase

North East Young Dads & Lads

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