Northern Rock Foundation is an independent charity which aims to tackle disadvantage and improve quality of life in the North East and Cumbria. The Foundation gives grants to organisations which help people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged, homeless, living in poverty or are victims of crime or discrimination. We also carry out research, commission training programmes and gather and share learning from the activities we fund. Where appropriate, we seek to inform and influence wider regional and national policies and practice.


Foundation Toolbox

Northern Rock Foundation’s Toolbox is your source of information on monitoring and evaluation, training opportunities, presentations from our conferences and events and tools to help you in your work.


Foundation Impact

To read about how the Foundation demonstrates its impact, please visit the our work page. Here you can also learn more about the organisations we fund, read about our Star Projects or browse through our annual review or previous awards database.