Grants of up to £1000 for young people to pursue artistic ambitions

  • Grant Range: £250 to £1500
  • Closing Date: midnight, Sunday 24 July 2022
  • Apply Online

About Grants for Young People to take part in Artistic Activity

Grants for Young People to take part in Artistic Activity brings together a number of funds with specific criteria that exist to give young people of the North East a chance to experience taking part in creative activities. The Emma Newton Fund, The Lady Betty Martin Fund, The George Loggie Bursary and The Dream Jar Fund are all looking to make grants to individuals from across the North East.

The Emma Newton Fund was set up in 2011 in memory of Emma by her parents and family friends as a lasting legacy in Emma’s name, to support young people in the performing arts. Grants are given to young people (under 24 years) living in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and may support tuition fees, training courses or equipment in all disciplines of performing arts. Decisions are made by a panel including members of Emma’s family.

Professor Sir Laurence Martin established the Lady Betty Martin Fund in 2014 in memory of his wife to recognise Betty’s contribution to and passion for education and young people and her time living in Newcastle upon Tyne. Grants are given to young people (under 24 years) living in the north east to support their pursuit of arts activities and may include individual music lessons, equipment or the running costs of an exhibition or performance. This fund has supported activities including circus, folk music, mime and contemporary theatre as well as Musical Theatre and Classical Music. Decisions are made by a Community Foundation panel.

The George Loggie Bursary Scheme was set up in 2002 in memory of George Loggie, former Chair of Northern Arts. Grants are given to young people (under 21 years) living in the North East. This fund facilitates the creative ideas of young people to aid their personal and artistic development. Applicants may work in any art form and we particularly welcome those from disciplines that are not as well served by some of our other funds, including visual artists, filmmakers and photographers. Decisions are made by a panel from within the Community Foundation.

The Dream Jar Fund was established in 2006 by the Cripps family. Grants are given to young people (up to 21 years), who live in the North East. There is a special interest in those from North and South Tyneside. Applications from young people living with disabilities are also particularly encouraged.
The fund exists to enable young people to expand their horizons and covers a broad definition of activities. In the past it has supported young people to pursue their education and passion in the disciplines of dance and music. The criteria is flexible and as such could expand to include sport and outdoor pursuits. Decisions are made by the original donors.

How to apply

Please upload a supporting statement with your application to demonstrate your commitment and passion. You should include details here about what you would like to do, your ambitions and how the money will help you. This is where we can get to know you!

If you are comfortable in sharing details of annual family income, this will help us to ensure that grants will make the biggest difference as priority will be given to applicants whose family circumstances prevent them from pursuing their creative ambitions. Community Foundation will match applicants to the most appropriate fund.

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