Creative Action Fund

Closing date:

Create Berwick

The Creative Action Fund is open to all creatives in Berwick and surrounding wards, needing investment to boost their careers or productivity, and to creatives, cultural organisations and community groups wanting to produce new creative activity within the Create Berwick zone.

Create Berwick Zone is the name Create Berwick gives to the Creative and Cultural Zone and is defined as the area within the Elizabethan walls in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Funding is available for events and activities to take place within Berwick’s town walls by creatives, community groups and organisations living and working in Berwick or a TD15 postcode with an English address.

Fund details
Create Berwick has established the Creative Action Fund as a grant scheme to support Berwick-based creative practitioners and creative organisations to help develop new skills, grow businesses, test new ideas and deliver projects which engage people in creative activity.

This fund is to invest in Berwick’s creative economy and support ambition, and test new thinking.

Funding must be used towards delivering a creative activity by any artform and includes community events. The event must be seen, exhibited or accessible to an audience in Berwick and help support the development of its creative economy.

This fund cannot be used to support projects that are already underway.

Who can apply?
Individuals, freelancers, artists, practitioners, creatives, cultural organisations, collectives and community groups who are, or want to, deliver new work in the Create Berwick zone.

What type of funding can you apply for?
Some of the things you can apply for include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Studio or workspace rent – up to £1k
  • Pilot projects, such as an event or activity which tests new ideas
  • Workshops or creative activity
  • Training or skills development courses
  • Open studio events and, or creative markets
  • Community engagement projects

Please download and read the eligibility guidelines below for more details on what can and can’t be covered by this fund.


Budget Grants of £1,000 – £5,000

Deadline 31 July 2024

c/o County Hall Morpeth NE61 2EF

View on map

Please make sure you read the eligibility criteria (below) in full before starting your application. Please apply via the application form below.

Applications can be submitted anytime and are reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered in the next round please submit your application by 31 July 2024. The next deadline after that is 31 January 2025.

Please contact with Andrea Oliver with any questions.

Back to top