Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Rock Foundation

Northern Rock Foundation was an independent grant making charity which aimed to tackle disadvantage and improve quality of life in the North East and Cumbria. The Trustees of Northern Rock Foundation approved the formal closure of the Foundation on 25th April 2016 and are now proceeding to wind up the charitable company.


Between January 1998 and January 2016 the Foundation awarded £235.8 million in 4,417 grants.

On this website you can find information on the Foundation’s history and grant making and the work of the Foundation, its final legacy projects and copies of all its publications, research and resources.

All published reports have been given to Tyne and Wear Archives and will be publicly available. Other papers and information about the Foundation have also been given to Tyne and Wear Archives and will become available in the future.

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  • Alastair Balls
  • David Chapman
  • Jackie Fisher
  • Tony Henfrey
  • Frank Nicholson
  • Mo O’ Toole
  • David Faulkner