Grants to help children into art

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An initiative launched last year to help children and young people across the north east to access quality arts and culture has re-opened to applicants.

The Culture Bridge North East Fund provides grants of between £250 and £1,500 to support working relationships between arts practitioners and cultural organisations, and schools and youth settings.

Applications close at 5pm on May 21. For more details, visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/group_grant/supporting-access-and-inclusion-to-quality-arts-for-young-people-across-the-north-east
Applications are welcome from education or community settings working with children and young people aged up to 25, and grants can fund things such as fees for workshops, staff time, materials, printing, travel, admission costs, or the hire of specialist equipment.

Priority will be given to projects working with those who have limited access to, or are excluded from, quality arts activity.

The Culture Bridge North East Fund was established at the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland with a founding gift from Culture Bridge North East of £100,000 and match funding, creating a £150,000 endowment fund.

Elvie Thompson, programme manager at Culture Bridge North East, said: “We know teachers and artists can use these practical, manageable amounts to make great things happen so we hope to see applications from across the region, from both new and familiar organisations.”