The JGW Patterson Foundation is a company with charitable status limited by guarantee. It was formed in 2002 and its capital and income stem from the estate of the late Mr. John Patterson.
The main objectives of the Foundation are to fund research into, and purchase equipment and caring services for, the relief of cancer, arthritis and rheumatology in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria.
The following areas are considered to be the most likely to be supported by the Foundation:
- Pump Priming Research Projects
- Fellowships and PhD Studentships
- Bridging Funding
- Special Purpose Grants
- Charities and Hospices