Support for talented young people to progress and develop towards a career in their chosen art form.

  • Grant Range: Up to £1,000
  • Closing Date: 9am on 6 November 2019
  • Apply Online

Why was it established?

Professor Sir Laurence Martin established the Lady Betty Martin Fund in 2014 in memory of his wife. The fund recognises Betty’s contribution and passion in education & young people and her time living in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The purpose of the fund is to support arts activities benefitting children and young people (age range 0 – 21) in communities across the North East of England. The fund will consider applications to support individuals to develop their practise.

How does it work?

The Lady Betty Martin Fund is an investment, within The North East Fund for the Arts endowment fund, through which grants are made from the income.

What is the next Deadline?

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Who benefits?

Grants are given to young people (age range 0 – 24) living in the North East of England to support their pursuits in the arts. Individuals must provide a reference to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen art form. Groups who are assisting a young person to access arts opportunities may also apply but must speak to fund manager Jo Cundall before applying as this fund is primarily for individuals.

Examples of grants

  • Costs towards attending courses / art fair / residential / summer school
  • Individual music lessons
  • Purchase of equipment related to arts activity
  • Costs towards an arts related experience.

How can an application be made?

Applicants can apply by clicking the "apply online" button at the top of this page. 

If you would prefer to have the application as a Word document please email

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