There has been uncertainty about the funding and future of the Foundation since late 2007. It was with deep regret that trustees announced in September that they believe there are now no funding routes left to pursue, although they would be open to viable approaches, and we must begin to prepare for the Foundation’s now likely eventual closure. After 17 years, Northern Rock Foundation will close its current grant programmes at the end of 2014. The Foundation’s remaining funds will be used to achieve long term positive impact on the lives of children and young people in the region, and also to support the development and sustainability of voluntary organisations. Trustees will finalise the plans for this last phase of work in the following months. All existing grants are unaffected by this announcement; funds are committed at the time of the grant award and remaining grant payments will all be made. The Foundation is no longer accepting new grant applications.


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