Out-of-school, creative arts projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

The John D Endowment Fund

The John D Endowment Fund supports creative arts projects for children and young people.


Who can apply?

Community groups based in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland running out-of-school creative arts activities for children and young people. Grants range from £500 - £2,500 and are for  activities for children and young people that encourage them to be creative, have fun, and which could inspire them to take up a creative hobby/pastime. The fund advisor likes projects to be a bit ‘wacky’ and ‘off-the-wall’ if possible.

Types of projects considered:

  • Circus skills
  • Creative art sessions
  • Dance workshops
  • Drama production
  • Film-making
  • Music workshops
  • Outdoor art sessions
  • Photography
  • Poetry and creative writing

New ideas always welcome!

What will the grant cover:

  • Sessional tutor /professional delivery costs
  • Creative resources and materials
  • Projects and workshop costs
  • Local trips and outings relevant to the creative project

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