We give money (grants and other funding) to charitable causes working with young and older people in the North-East.
We choose charitable causes based on information from an initial application, visit and, if needed, follow-up written information.
Having awarded a grant, we like to keep in touch with charities we have supported and will arrange a visit within 9-12 months.
With larger grants we often ask for more regular contact, such as quarterly phone updates.
We are strong collaborators and would rather know if something isn’t going according to plan so we can help and divert funds if that is useful and still meets our criteria.
We often build relationships which last many years.
We have a very small team (four volunteer trustees and one staff member), so we aim to keep administration light and focused.
For funding requests over £5k, Trustees meet quarterly to decide which charities should receive our support.
Ballinger Charitable TrustGrants in Numbers