Funders & Sponsors

Groundwork North East


Inspiring Change across the North East and Cumbria. Groundwork North East helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.

We know that the important issues are all connected – so our work can’t easily be placed in boxes marked ‘environmental issues’, ‘regeneration’, ’employment’ or ‘health’. We create projects and services that benefit both people and the wider environment.

We operate across the North East and work on hundreds of individual projects each year. We focus our activity on disadvantaged communities where we can make the most difference.

Durham County Council

durham_county_councilOur Positive Activities for Young People team are responsible for delivering youth work services around County Durham.”The aim of the youth work we provide is to enable teenagers to enjoy, achieve and realise their potential.”



Derwentside Homes

Derwentside_HomesDerwentside Homes owns and manages approximately 6,800 homes across North West Durham, making it one of the largest providers of rented homes and a leading local employer.Making a difference in communities is a key objective for Derwentside Homes and is ingrained within their culture. It’s vitally important that the company grows as a business in a way that benefits its customers, communities and wider society.

Since launching in 2006, Derwentside Homes has not only delivered the promises made to tenants at transfer, but exceeded these by developing new services and innovative projects.

Lloyds TSB Foundations

lloyds_tsb_foundationThe Foundation funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales. Seventy percent of our funding is for core costs, and our focus is on supporting underfunded charities that can make a significant difference to the lives of disadvantaged people by helping them to play a fuller role in the community. Our strong local presence enables us to respond directly and promptly to local needs.


Tesco bag packing event

tesco_plcTesco at Consett very kindly allowed us to do a bag pack to raise funds for the mutual and overall we collected just over £500. Thank you to Tesco and to the local people of Consett for being so generous to us!