Tenants Fund

Tenants and residents assocations (TARAs) in Newcastle can apply for money from the Tenants Fund to cover their running costs. Groups are eligible if they represent council tenants and actively address housing issues and related topics.

Newcastle City Council provides the grants from income they receive through tenants' rents. Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation administers the fund on behalf of the council and can offer bookkeeping training to enable groups to monitor their spending. The Federation also offers an account auditing service to TARAs that have received a Tenants Fund grant.

Grants vary, depending on the number of council properties in the area and the needs of each group, but all groups can expect a minimum of £300. Most groups use their grant to cover costs such as room hire for meetings, crèche facilities and refreshments.

Other expenses which can be funded include: stationery; production of publicity materials, such as posters, newsletters and leaflets; travel costs; and other relevant activities. We can discuss your group's financial needs when you make your application.

Criteria requirements, guidelines and an application form are available online, or you can contact us for more information.