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Supporting Newcastle based organisations to engage residents in culture

Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

Max Grant Size: £12000

Rolling grant fund

Location(s): Newcastle

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About Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

This rolling grant programme seeks to embed and embellish creativity for all residents in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Activities should take place within 24/25 financial year and will grow the contribution of cultural activity to social, educational and economic wellbeing in the city by supporting the Cultural Strategy.

Decisions are made bi-monthly by an independent panel.  Current deadlines during 2024 are : 4 January, 27 February, 25 April, 4 July, 22 August and 21 October.

Application essentials

Please ensure that you do all of the following before you submit your application. Failure to do so may lead to your application being rejected
  • Read the full NCIF Guideline for rolling programme
  • Contact Jo Cundall to discuss your application
  • Refer to that information and the cultural strategy in your supporting statement which should be no longer than one page


Who can apply?

Independent, not-for profit organisations delivering activity in Newcastle upon Tyne. Unlike previous rounds, eligibility is not limited only to cultural organisations. Other community organisations which can demonstrate a creative ethos and have strong cultural partnerships in place are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that organisations who have been awarded NCIF core funding for 2022-25 are not eligible to apply.

This fund does not replace the Newcastle Fund which will continue to give grants, including to the arts, for work that fulfils the aims of the Council and the Newcastle Fund.

To make an application, please click here