Northumberland Children's Trust

A Charitable Trust providing support to children and young people across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The Northumberland Children's Trust was established after the sale of the Longhirst Hall School, where the funds from the sale were transferred into a charitable trust.

The purpose of the Northumberland Children's Trust is to further the advancement of education and training in children and young people and providing support to youth organisations who support children and young people in their local communities. This is achieved through the consideration of grant applications. We have supported youth projects, uniformed youth groups, sports and musical clubs, and organisations, such as museums and charities, which provide special activities for children and young people.

We do not support individual requests for financial support.


Cllr Glen Sanderson - Trustee
Cllr Guy Renner-Thompson - Trustee
Mr Rick O'Farrell - Trustee
Mrs Cath McEvoy-Carr - Chair

If you are an oganisation who has already received funding from Northumberland Children's Trust and are due to submit your progress report, please download the progress report here and provide as much information as possible.

If you're organisation would like to apply for funding from Northumberland Children's Trust please download the application form here.

Once the forms are complete please email them to

Dates to approve applications are:
  • 07 September 2023
  • 07 December 2023 
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All enquiries can be emailed through to: