Community Fund

The Venator Community Fund celebrates our values of teamwork and innovation, rewarding like-minded community organisations by funding projects across the North East.

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Community Fund voting open

We’ve received over 100 applications from groups and organisations across the North East that inspire teamwork and innovation in their community.

The voting process is now open, so take a look at the list below and vote for up to three of your favourite projects.  The top 40 applications with the most votes will each receive a grant to put towards their project.

The most-voted-for application will win a top prize of £1,000, followed by a second prize of £750, a third prize of £500 or one of 37 awards of £250.

The voting period will last for four weeks – closing on 7 July 2022 and all winners and runners up will continue to feature on this website.

If you’ve applied for a grant, you’re welcome to download the toolkit which will give you ideas to promote your own applications with family and friends to help you to increase your votes!

Cast Your Votes

FIBRO-CONNECT-TS

235 Votes

FIBRO-CONNECT-TS

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Middlesbrough Amateur Swimming Club

621 Votes

Middlesbrough Amateur Swimming Club

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

Shincliffe CE Primary School

293 Votes

Shincliffe CE Primary School

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Redcar Speedway

4 Votes

Redcar Speedway

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

North East Sight Matters

118 Votes

North East Sight Matters

Northumberland

Not For Profit Group

Young At Heart ULO

43 Votes

Young At Heart ULO

Stockton

Social Enterprises

Leam Lane Community Association CIO

0 Votes

Leam Lane Community Association CIO

Gateshead

Community Group

Little1stop

1 Votes

Little1stop

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Clart About Ltd

230 Votes

Clart About Ltd

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Crooksbarn Parents and Friends Association

13 Votes

Crooksbarn Parents and Friends Association

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

True Colours Theatre

162 Votes

True Colours Theatre

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Boldon CA Cricket Club

335 Votes

Boldon CA Cricket Club

South Tyneside

Sports Clubs

Acklam Rugby Club

271 Votes

Acklam Rugby Club

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

Mindstars (NE) CIC

7 Votes

Mindstars (NE) CIC

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Greatham u13 whites

182 Votes

Greatham u13 whites

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Percy Main Amateurs FC

443 Votes

Percy Main Amateurs FC

North Tyneside

Sports Clubs

The Sensory Place

225 Votes

The Sensory Place

Sunderland

Community Group

Benton Park Primary School

403 Votes

Benton Park Primary School

Newcastle

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Tees River Rescue

2 Votes

Tees River Rescue

North Yorkshire

Not For Profit Group

WHCN

0 Votes

WHCN

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Hartlepool Rugby Football Club

756 Votes

Hartlepool Rugby Football Club

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

WEST DENTON JFC

1 Votes

WEST DENTON JFC

Newcastle

Sports Clubs

Hartlepool Heat Basketball Club

60 Votes

Hartlepool Heat Basketball Club

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Teesside Powerchair Football Club

377 Votes

Teesside Powerchair Football Club

North Yorkshire

Sports Clubs

Yarm Wellness

253 Votes

Yarm Wellness

North Yorkshire

Community Group

Levendale Primary School PTA

227 Votes

Levendale Primary School PTA

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Dryburn Theatrical Workshop

88 Votes

Dryburn Theatrical Workshop

Durham

Community Group

The Drop-In Lighthouse Yarm Rd

14 Votes

The Drop-In Lighthouse Yarm Rd

Stockton

Community Group

Hutton Henry School Eco Squad

139 Votes

Hutton Henry School Eco Squad

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Hetton Lyons CC Football Club

212 Votes

Hetton Lyons CC Football Club

Sunderland

Sports Clubs

Military Veteran Football Club C.I.C

312 Votes

Military Veteran Football Club C.I.C

Sunderland

Community Group

Durham Christian Partnership Schools Mentoring Project

9 Votes

Durham Christian Partnership Schools Mentoring Project

Durham

Community Group

1st Beacon Lough Girls’ Brigade

205 Votes

1st Beacon Lough Girls’ Brigade

Gateshead

Not For Profit Group

Nite Light CIC

1426 Votes

Nite Light CIC

Middlesbrough

Community Group

Community kids club

1653 Votes

Community kids club

South Tyneside

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Heart (NE) CIC

243 Votes

Heart (NE) CIC

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Teesside Hospice In Patient Unit

167 Votes

Teesside Hospice In Patient Unit

Middlesbrough

Community Group

Saltburn and Marske Amateur Swimming Club

946 Votes

Saltburn and Marske Amateur Swimming Club

Redcar & Cleveland

Sports Clubs

Hartlepool Rovers Junior Rugby

506 Votes

Hartlepool Rovers Junior Rugby

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Ability Sports and Social (NE)

1 Votes

Ability Sports and Social (NE)

Durham

Sports Clubs

Red House School

394 Votes

Red House School

Stockton

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Blackhall Community Centre

7 Votes

Blackhall Community Centre

Durham

Community Group

1st Ingleby Barwick Scout Group

126 Votes

1st Ingleby Barwick Scout Group

Stockton

Community Group

Plane Sailing for Heroes

0 Votes

Plane Sailing for Heroes

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Middlesbrough Roller Derby

216 Votes

Middlesbrough Roller Derby

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Shifting Our MINDS

57 Votes

Shifting Our MINDS

Durham

Community Group

Coquet Cycling club

1 Votes

Coquet Cycling club

Northumberland

Community Group

Stockton Cricket Club

404 Votes

Stockton Cricket Club

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Barmoor Hub - The Hub Group

53 Votes

Barmoor Hub - The Hub Group

Gateshead

Not For Profit Group

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

394 Votes

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Trinity Youth and Children's Project

15 Votes

Trinity Youth and Children's Project

Middlesbrough

Community Group

School Aycliffe Community Centre

0 Votes

School Aycliffe Community Centre

Durham

Community Group

Consett in Focus Documentary Photography group

5 Votes

Consett in Focus Documentary Photography group

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Norton & Stockton Ancients FC Juniors U12 (22/23)

185 Votes

Norton & Stockton Ancients FC Juniors U12 (22/23)

Durham

Sports Clubs

Stockton Rugby Club

723 Votes

Stockton Rugby Club

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Darlington South Park Bowls Club

186 Votes

Darlington South Park Bowls Club

Durham

Sports Clubs

St. Aidan's Catholic Academy

566 Votes

St. Aidan's Catholic Academy

Sunderland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

The Owl Tree Children's Cafe  CIC

927 Votes

The Owl Tree Children's Cafe CIC

Newcastle

Not For Profit Group

Gateshead Redheugh 1957

305 Votes

Gateshead Redheugh 1957

Gateshead

Sports Clubs

Birtley Town Community Bowling Club

210 Votes

Birtley Town Community Bowling Club

Durham

Sports Clubs

Yarm Rugby Club

378 Votes

Yarm Rugby Club

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Building Blocks Day Centre

132 Votes

Building Blocks Day Centre

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

Cleveland Scouts Watersports Team

334 Votes

Cleveland Scouts Watersports Team

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club

670 Votes

Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

Little Flowers Baby & Toddler Group

9 Votes

Little Flowers Baby & Toddler Group

Durham

Not For Profit Group

LD:NorthEast

332 Votes

LD:NorthEast

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade

4 Votes

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade

South Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

South Park Rangers Autism JFC

734 Votes

South Park Rangers Autism JFC

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

CPAD IB Fund

403 Votes

CPAD IB Fund

Stockton

Community Group

Bishop Auckland Netball Club

1046 Votes

Bishop Auckland Netball Club

Durham

Sports Clubs

Ryhope St. Paul’s rainbows

38 Votes

Ryhope St. Paul’s rainbows

Sunderland

Community Group

Birtley town juniors fc

111 Votes

Birtley town juniors fc

Durham

Sports Clubs

Norton Hockey Club

298 Votes

Norton Hockey Club

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Blaydon Community FC

0 Votes

Blaydon Community FC

Durham

Sports Clubs

Sunderland training and education farm ltd

263 Votes

Sunderland training and education farm ltd

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

Chester-le-Street United

535 Votes

Chester-le-Street United

Durham

Sports Clubs

Heart Support (North Tees and Hartlepool)

230 Votes

Heart Support (North Tees and Hartlepool)

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band

501 Votes

Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band

Northumberland

Community Group

Heel and Toe Children's Charity

406 Votes

Heel and Toe Children's Charity

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Seaton Carew Cricket Club

90 Votes

Seaton Carew Cricket Club

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

CHARLES YOUNG CENTRE

0 Votes

CHARLES YOUNG CENTRE

South Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Tiny Toes Bumps and Babies CIC

59 Votes

Tiny Toes Bumps and Babies CIC

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Mindful Walks NE Ltd CIC

2 Votes

Mindful Walks NE Ltd CIC

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

Howden Australian FC

151 Votes

Howden Australian FC

Durham

Sports Clubs

Seston carew fc u12 lions

364 Votes

Seston carew fc u12 lions

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

ACLE Scout Group

320 Votes

ACLE Scout Group

Durham

Community Group

The Five Lamps Organisation

1 Votes

The Five Lamps Organisation

Redcar & Cleveland

Not For Profit Group

Travelling Pixies CIC

82 Votes

Travelling Pixies CIC

Durham

Social Enterprises

MAIN

42 Votes

MAIN

Redcar & Cleveland

Not For Profit Group

Sedgefield Water Polo Club

413 Votes

Sedgefield Water Polo Club

Durham

Sports Clubs

East Durham Pulse Netball Club

403 Votes

East Durham Pulse Netball Club

Durham

Sports Clubs

North Shields Rugby Football Club

148 Votes

North Shields Rugby Football Club

North Tyneside

Sports Clubs

Communities Together Sunderland West

1 Votes

Communities Together Sunderland West

Sunderland

Community Group

Billingham Town Under 16 Girls

361 Votes

Billingham Town Under 16 Girls

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Spennymoor Town Band

231 Votes

Spennymoor Town Band

Durham

Community Group

Blyth South Beach Karate Club Supporters Group

344 Votes

Blyth South Beach Karate Club Supporters Group

Northumberland

Sports Clubs

Doxford Athletic FC

0 Votes

Doxford Athletic FC

Sunderland

Sports Clubs

New Guard Mental Health Training Delivery CIC

0 Votes

New Guard Mental Health Training Delivery CIC

Newcastle

Social Enterprises

One Step at a Time

3 Votes

One Step at a Time

Durham

Community Group

Tees Valley Walking Football Club

1 Votes

Tees Valley Walking Football Club

Redcar & Cleveland

Community Group

MAIN

6 Votes

MAIN

Redcar & Cleveland

Not For Profit Group

Autism Parents Together (Tees Valley)

470 Votes

Autism Parents Together (Tees Valley)

Durham

Not For Profit Group