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Chain Reaction has a small grant fund that is available to Community and Voluntary sector groups and organisations.

The fund will make small grants of up to £500 to support the development of emerging ideas to benefit the over 55’s to come together and participate in a group activity that will enhance their wellbeing. As this is a new venture we are happy to talk to you if your application is slightly larger than this, so please get in touch. 
It is important that your proposal is sustainable as this funding is not recurrent. You should also be able to provide evidence that the offer is not duplicated elsewhere in the area and that it has been created using a community development approach.

How to apply for a grant 

We accept applications from groups or organisations that are constituted or are able to work with a constituted group on their behalf. We do not accept applications from individuals or provide retrospective funding. You can obtain an application form by downloading the form below. Alternatively, you can  contact any of the provider organisations, detailed at the end of this document. You can return your completed form to these organisations or submit it to Chain Reaction at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Small grant fund is currently open to applications.
Your application must be signed by two people from your organisation who have the authority to make funding applications, for example a Trustee or a member of your management committee. Please answer all the questions on the application form.

Provider organisations:

Search                              Mental Health Concern                  KeyRing

74 Adelaide Terrace           64 Wingrove Road                           Broadacre House                      

Newcastle                         Newcastle                                      Market Street

NE4 9JN                           NE4 9BR                                        Newcastle

                                                                                            NE1 6HQ

Tel: 273 7443                    Tel: 0300 300 7070                        Tel: 07917 686 658