Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

Closing date

The Newcastle Culture Investment Fund is a grant programme for independent cultural organisations based and working in the Newcastle City Council area.   

The Newcastle Culture Investment Fund core round will distribute £500k per year to organisations supporting these ambitions.  The fund will enable the development of a rich, diverse and accessible independent cultural sector in Newcastle that reflects the creative needs and aspirations of all residents and visitors and gives them the opportunity to participate in a range of creative activities. 

Grants of up to £50 000 over 3 years, to support core revenue costs and/or project activity from April 2022 to March 2025.  Organisations can bid for a maximum of £50,000 per year, for up to three years (so maximum available grant is £150k over 3 years).   They expect most grants to be in the region of £15k to £30k per year. 

Note: A further round of this fund will open in January 2022 to applications of up to £10k for a project round, for activities to take place between April 2022 and March 2023.  There will be £100k available in this pot.