We fundraise on an ongoing basis for all aspects of our work including family support groups, therapies and specialist interventions. Charitable Trusts and Foundations are vital to providing this support and have made an enormous impact on our work, allowing us to develop a range of projects and initiatives to further support people with Autism and their families.

We are immensely grateful for the support received.

Capital funding for the North East Centre for Autism:

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a grant making registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field.

The Beatrice Laing Trust was established in 1952 by Sir John Laing. Financial support is given to a wide range of charities seeking to relieve poverty in its broadest sense, both throughout the UK and overseas. Grant recipients include charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers.

The Clothworkers' Foundation was set up by The Clothworkers' Company in 1977 and aims to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage. They award capital grants to UK charities.

Garfield Weston are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.

The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity. They make grants totalling approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities throughout the UK for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.

Local groups can apply for funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects within 7 miles of a Lafarge - Tarmac site. An eligible project category is Public Amenity, this involves providing, maintaining or improving a public park or other public amenity. This includes a wide range of projects such as children's play areas, village and community halls, tree planting, public footpaths, etc. The project must focus on "direct project works".

Sir James Knott Trust is an independent, grant making charitable trust based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England. We support community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool. The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. The Trustees try to follow the wishes and interests of the Trust’s founder where this is compatible with the present day needs of the North East.

The Peter Vardy Charitable Fund (part of the Vardy Foundation) was launched operating as a means of distributing 10 per cent of our annual profits to worthwhile causes in the communities where we operate. We support organisiations who are working hard to support these key priority areas. Not only do we support financially, but we form strong partnerships to provide practical support where we can.

The Wolfson Foundation is a charity awarding grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability. Grants are often made to act as a catalyst - so that the Foundation's funds can lever additional support and help to attract funding to areas that may otherwise be under-resourced. The large majority of our funding is allocated for capital infrastructure, which we define as new build, refurbishment or equipment.

If you are involved with a Charitable Trust or Foundation and would like to know more about NEAS projects, please contact our Fundraising Team:

Lindsay Peach - 0191 410 9974 (ext.222) or email

Kevin Meikle - 0191 410 9974 (ext.227) or email