AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 January 2013 | News 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Northern Rock Foundation moves to invitation only bids Northern Rock Foundation will close its current grant programmes at the end of 2014, completing the Foundation’s current five year strategy in 2015.Until then the Foundation will invest in the grant programmes but will narrow their focus to assist organisations to become more resilient. It will no longer accept applications for funding but will instead invite organisations with which it has already worked or which it has funded to make bids for funding.The Foundation will increase its support for the Fresh Ideas Fund which is designed to help charities to grow, explore new ways of generating income and achieve greater impact. Advertisement Northern Rock Foundation aims to tackle disadvantage and improve quality of life in the North East and Cumbria. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.