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 50 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 25 June 2021 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

Stockton Hope

11 Votes

Stockton Hope

Durham

Community Group

Bilton Hall Community Trust

97 Votes

Bilton Hall Community Trust

South Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Shooting Stars Netball Club

671 Votes

Shooting Stars Netball Club

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

Heel and Toe Children's Charity

211 Votes

Heel and Toe Children's Charity

Durham

Not For Profit Group

2nd Thornaby Rainbows

15 Votes

2nd Thornaby Rainbows

Stockton

Community Group

KAYAKS (The Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special needs support group)

112 Votes

KAYAKS (The Kids And Young Adults Klub-Special needs support group)

South Tyneside

Community Group

Wolviston FC

300 Votes

Wolviston FC

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Hamsterley Trailblazers

788 Votes

Hamsterley Trailblazers

Durham

Community Group

Fulwell Community Library

118 Votes

Fulwell Community Library

Sunderland

Social Enterprises

Hartlepool United Women

277 Votes

Hartlepool United Women

Durham

Sports Clubs

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

494 Votes

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Yarm Rugby

580 Votes

Yarm Rugby

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Levendale Primary School PTA

210 Votes

Levendale Primary School PTA

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Beamish and East Stanley cricket

548 Votes

Beamish and East Stanley cricket

Durham

Sports Clubs

Eaglescliffe Elementis Junior Football Club - Under 11 Blues

398 Votes

Eaglescliffe Elementis Junior Football Club - Under 11 Blues

Stockton

Sports Clubs

Tees Valley Walking Football Club

3 Votes

Tees Valley Walking Football Club

Redcar & Cleveland

Not For Profit Group

Hartlepool Wildlife Rescue

221 Votes

Hartlepool Wildlife Rescue

Hartlepool

Not For Profit Group

Stainsby Gymnastics

203 Votes

Stainsby Gymnastics

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

111 (Sunderland) Squadron

267 Votes

111 (Sunderland) Squadron

Sunderland

Community Group

Spennymoor Town Band

586 Votes

Spennymoor Town Band

Durham

Community Group

Hartlepool Carers

175 Votes

Hartlepool Carers

Hartlepool

Not For Profit Group

Boosbeck Village Hall

143 Votes

Boosbeck Village Hall

Redcar & Cleveland

Community Group

The Owl Tree Children's Cafe  CIC

1306 Votes

The Owl Tree Children's Cafe CIC

Newcastle

Social Enterprises

Trimdon Grange Community Association

4 Votes

Trimdon Grange Community Association

Durham

Community Group

Primrose Parks Alliance

346 Votes

Primrose Parks Alliance

South Tyneside

Community Group

Wylam Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

247 Votes

Wylam Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

Northumberland

Community Group

Teesside Hospice

313 Votes

Teesside Hospice "Forget me Not" Support

Middlesbrough

Not For Profit Group

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

251 Votes

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Hartlepool St Francis Football Club

313 Votes

Hartlepool St Francis Football Club

Hartlepool

Community Group

St. Joseph's Catholic Academy

254 Votes

St. Joseph's Catholic Academy

Stockton

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Wynyard Village FC

251 Votes

Wynyard Village FC

Durham

Sports Clubs

miles for men

401 Votes

miles for men

Hartlepool

Not For Profit Group

1 Hart, 1 Mind, 1 Future

79 Votes

1 Hart, 1 Mind, 1 Future

Hartlepool

Not For Profit Group

Friends of Wynyard Primary School

440 Votes

Friends of Wynyard Primary School

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Veterans Onside

113 Votes

Veterans Onside

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Sedgefield Players Youth Section (SPYS)

87 Votes

Sedgefield Players Youth Section (SPYS)

Durham

Community Group

Tees River Rescue

146 Votes

Tees River Rescue

Middlesbrough

Not For Profit Group

North Shields Heritology Project

330 Votes

North Shields Heritology Project

North Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Woodsmoke Group

2 Votes

Woodsmoke Group

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

2nd Peterlee Scouts Group

122 Votes

2nd Peterlee Scouts Group

Durham

Community Group

Ryhope Allstars Marching Band

459 Votes

Ryhope Allstars Marching Band

Sunderland

Community Group

Hartlepool Rugby Football Club

3936 Votes

Hartlepool Rugby Football Club

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Kenton School

1230 Votes

Kenton School

Newcastle

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Langley park fc

54 Votes

Langley park fc

Durham

Sports Clubs

Hwa-rang ITF Taekwondo Newcastle

214 Votes

Hwa-rang ITF Taekwondo Newcastle

Newcastle

Sports Clubs

4th Norton Rainbows and Brownies

188 Votes

4th Norton Rainbows and Brownies

Stockton

Community Group

Hartlepool Rovers Women & Girls

454 Votes

Hartlepool Rovers Women & Girls

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Dave saunders football academy

8 Votes

Dave saunders football academy

Redcar & Cleveland

Community Group

Engineering Together and CIHT

141 Votes

Engineering Together and CIHT

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Headland Festivals Group (Wintertide Festival)

311 Votes

Headland Festivals Group (Wintertide Festival)

Hartlepool

Community Group

Hartlepool BBOB RFC

276 Votes

Hartlepool BBOB RFC

Hartlepool

Sports Clubs

Marden Amateur Boxing Club

239 Votes

Marden Amateur Boxing Club

North Tyneside

Sports Clubs

Birtley Town Juniors Fc

88 Votes

Birtley Town Juniors Fc

Durham

Sports Clubs

Friends of Deafhill Primary School & Community Group

2 Votes

Friends of Deafhill Primary School & Community Group

Durham

Community Group

Our Lady of Lourdes RC School

47 Votes

Our Lady of Lourdes RC School

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Acre Rigg Social Club

1947 Votes

Acre Rigg Social Club

Durham

Community Group

MAIN

189 Votes

MAIN

Middlesbrough

Not For Profit Group

Kingston Park Primary School

2437 Votes

Kingston Park Primary School

Newcastle

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Redcar Town Lionesses Football Team

720 Votes

Redcar Town Lionesses Football Team

Redcar & Cleveland

Sports Clubs

Redcar Cricket Club Juniors

165 Votes

Redcar Cricket Club Juniors

Redcar & Cleveland

Sports Clubs

Friends of Benton Park Primary School

448 Votes

Friends of Benton Park Primary School

Newcastle

Community Group

The white feather project

181 Votes

The white feather project

Middlesbrough

Not For Profit Group

Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS)

42 Votes

Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS)

South Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

 Middlesbrough Roller Hockey Club

269 Votes

 Middlesbrough Roller Hockey Club

Middlesbrough

Sports Clubs

Harbour Support Services

30 Votes

Harbour Support Services

Hartlepool

Not For Profit Group

Coquet Cycling club

363 Votes

Coquet Cycling club

Northumberland

Community Group

Billingham Synthonia U11 Whites

300 Votes

Billingham Synthonia U11 Whites

Stockton

Sports Clubs