The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is a major regional charity that matches generous people with our region’s important community causes by enabling people from all walks of life to set up charitable funds, give collectively or share their expertise, supporting local charities and community organisations, and building our endowment as an asset for our communities now, and for generations to come.
Every year, we award grants to hundreds of charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by our donors.
Tony Platten is a Blyth-based engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Together with his wife Anne, Tony established the Platten Family Fund to make grants in support of STEM education and training, with an ambition to inspire the next generation of North East engineers. Since 2015 the fund has supported a wide range of activity that gives young people vital skills for the 21st century economy, inspires them about the region’s industrial heritage, and raises awareness of the careers and opportunities that are available in the engineering sector.
Cleveland Scientific Institution are a charity representing the professional engineering institutions in Cleveland. Our charity provides donations to organisations to undertake STEM projects with the aim of encouraging young people to follow a career using technical STEM skills and subjects.
Darchem Engineering Limited is a world class Engineering Company providing products and services to meet the needs of our customers for engineered solutions to high temperature/thermal engineering problems.
Darchem provide thermal insulation and fire protection solutions for the aerospace, defense, marine, nuclear and F1 sectors.
The Reece Foundation was established in 2007. Our main objective is to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing.
In particular, we focus on the improvement of education in engineering and related scientific and mathematical subjects, training in engineering skills, and the development of employment opportunities.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) is the combined authority for Newcastle, Northumberland, and North Tyneside.
NTCA is tasked with initiating projects to boost growth, create jobs, and create a more green, inclusive economy.