Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
It is with great sadness that Gateshead Council has heard the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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Supporting our communities to support themselves and each other

communitiesInequalities exist between people but also between communities, with some having much more deprivation, anti-social behaviour and poverty.  

To support our approach to tackling inequality and reflect the ambition to make Gateshead a place where everyone thrives, the Gateshead Fund was renamed the Gateshead Thrive Fund in March 2018.

The main focus of the Gateshead Thrive Fund is to support projects that:

  • help the most vulnerable neighbourhoods in Gateshead and/or the most vulnerable residents
  • address poverty
  • build social capital and increase active participation by residents within Gateshead
  • help and enable volunteering.

To date, 24 organisations have been supported through the main fund with grants totalling £220,000 including High Spen Community Group which received £8,500 for its project 'The High Spen Heroes' to create a shared local pride and identity, acting as a catalyst for further community action.  


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