Established in 1996 by Kathryn Tickell to develop the musical skills of children and young people in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham under 18 who are struggling to pay for tuition fees or want help to purchase an instrument.
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Established in 2017 by Alistair Anderson and Andy Lyddiatt, the fund will support activities that encourage engagement with traditional folk music song and dance. This includes providing bursaries to young people (under 25), with priority being given to those living in the North East, for participation in regional or national opportunities for learning. Bursaries could, for example, be for participation in Folkworks Junior or Youth Summer School or towards the subscription costs of Folkestra