The fund will support projects that establish new activity to promote traditional music, song and dance in the North East, primarily Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Grants of up to £3,000 are available. By way of illustration, projects might include:

  1. Engagement of young people – for example, setting up a youth folk band, a singing group or a rapper dance team
  2. An introduction to opportunities for involvement in folk arts
  3. Development of those already involved, improving their skills and deepening their understanding of the underlying aspects of the tradition
  4. Provision of bursaries; with priority given to those under 25

The deadline is 10th April. Full details can be found on the Community Foundation's website.