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The Tees Million provides £1 million of accessible funding for the community of Teesside, every year.  The fundamental aim is to get the money directly to those who are making a difference, wherever and whenever it is needed.

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What is the Tees Million?

Grants of up to  £2500  are available all year round; applicant groups do not need to be registered charities, providing there is an appropriate constitution or governing document in place and groups can demonstrate they can comply with all relevant safeguarding requirements for activities being funded.

Teesside has so many wonderful and often essential community projects, charities and groups that all share a common purpose; to improve the lives of the people who live here.

Our funds help to reach individuals or communities that might not otherwise be reached; they help to support groups during tough times, such as the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis and in some cases, it can be the difference between a much-loved and needed small group existing and not.

We’ve been managing and distributing the kindness and generosity of local people and businesses here for more than 35 years, and our community project grant funding creates significant opportunities for charities and groups to further their purpose and make a difference.

Grant criteria
  • A bank account is required in the same name as the application.
  • Your governing body/board must have a minimum of three members.
  • Operate in, and benefitting, one or more of the communities of Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool or Redcar and Cleveland.
Who is this for?
  • Voluntary groups.
  • Community organisations.
  • Registered charities.
  • Parish or town councils (led by the community).
  • Schools (providing your project does not form part of the National Curriculum).
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Our Millions Mission

We’re at the heart of local giving in Teesside and our mission is to make it simply and easy for those who are helping to make lives better, to access £1 million in grant funding for community projects, every year.

We’re passionate about empowering local communities to address disadvantage and exclusion by distributing grants to community groups and investing in their long-term sustainability, and helping local people achieve their potential in their chosen field.

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Apply for community project grants

The Tees Million offers a wide range of options made up of money from the many different funds we distribute on behalf of our donors, partners, companies and public organisations.
We match applications to the criteria of the various special grants and community project funds available at the time.

We’re able to support the activities of many different kinds of community groups and charities, and we welcome applications of up to £5000 from any suitably constituted, not-for-profit group.


We're here to help you to make a difference. We invest in our community, helping thousands of charities, organisations and groups to realise their goals.

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