Thank you for visiting the Shears Foundation website. We are a family foundation making grants in Tyne, Wear and Northumberland; York; Harrogate; Greater Manchester and The City of Bradford.

The Shears Foundation strategically supports a number of core charitable organisations that we have built a long term relationship with. In addition, we have a small grants programme with fixed grants of £5,500.

If you would like to apply for a £5,500 grant, we need to have a conversation with you, and find out a little more before you apply. Please give Carla Greenwood, our Shears Foundation Administrator, a call on ‭07860 131297‬. We normally take enquiry phone calls on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.

Applications where we have not had a telephone conversation prior to application will not be considered by our trustees.