Funding Opportunity

Our Past, Your Future Fund

Applications are now open until Friday 28 June for the Our Past, Your Future Fund, a legacy scheme set up in celebration of our 2020 centenary as a thank you to the local community. If you live within Newark and Sherwood, are aged between 16-25 and are looking to pursue a career in the arts, whether performing, writing, directing or technical, this initiative can offer funding to help you achieve your goals.

Following the application process, one applicant each year will be awarded £1,500 to put towards course fees and / or living expenses.

A second, discretionary award of £250-£500 may be granted to a second applicant if the panel feels it appropriate.


Applicants must be aged 16-25 on 1 January of the year they would begin their course.

Applicants must live in Newark and Sherwood.

Award recipients must be able and willing to offer something to other young people in Newark after the completion of their course. This is not an obligation of discretionary award recipients but it would be encouraged.

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