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“Your grant of £5,000 will support our work in Walker, Cowgate and Pottery Bank”
- KidsKabin

“Parents noticed a big difference in their child’s behaviour after the residential activites”
- Denton Youth and Community Project

“Your £3,000 grant helps support our service for older people in the North East”
- Independent Age

“We are helping those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus with your grant of £2,900”
- Shine

“Your grant of £2,000 will help create lasting change for people with sight loss”

About us

Sea Cadets learning maritime skills

At the Sir James Knott Trust we support charitable activity in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Hartlepool, by making grants to organisations. Our aim is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.

Our 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 Trust is chaired by Ben Speke. Other Trustees are John Baker-Cresswell, Fiona Sample and Walter Riddell. The Trust is managed by Jo Curry, supported by Philippa Craig and a team of assessors.

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