Policy change for a better society

Millfield House Foundation funds policy work with the aim of reducing poverty and inequality in the North East of England. Through support for our Strategic Partners, and very occasional one-off grants, the Foundation promotes policy change by funding organisations and work that inform discussion and influence public policy. We focus on underlying causes and take a relational approach to our grant-making.

Our strategic partners

We support a small number of strategic partners whose policy work addresses poverty and inequality. Funding is awarded for up to three years at a time and partners are actively encouraged to re-apply. We currently have five strategic partners Citizens’ Advice Newcastle, IPPR North, North East Child Poverty Commission, Regional Refugee Forum North East and VONNE.

All of our strategic partners have interests in line with our own agenda of addressing issues of poverty and inequality and skills in policy thinking. Their work contributes to the work of many other policy workers and campaigners in the North East.

Further information about our grants and how we fund


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