High Sheriffs Awards

Since 1995 the High Sheriff’s Fund for Tyne and Wear has been rewarding and recognising local youth organisations and their leaders who work to engage young people in healthy, constructive and interesting activities thereby reducing anti-social behaviour and promoting good citizenship. Many hundreds of people within local communities give willingly of their time and expertise, and the High Sheriff’s Fund aims to give them the recognition they deserve and their organisations some financial reward. Awards to community and voluntary groups range from £400 to £2500. These amounts are not large, but for a small organisation, even £400 can make a real difference. Since 1995 over 500 awards have been made totalling in the region of £300,000.

The Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland manages the High Sheriff’s Fund and invites applications from across the region.