The Newcastle Fund allows the Council and its partners to support organisations working to meet the needs of people in Newcastle. It allows the Council to support initiatives which may not be suitable for larger scale commissioned services. The Newcastle Fund is more appropriate for smaller sums of money, where the proposal for a service or community capacity comes from the sector itself. It therefore provides scope for local innovation, and support for organisations whose main objective is to support the needs of a community, rather than the delivery of a pre-specified service.
As the academic year draws to a close and our young musicians skip gleefully out to summer pasture (read: homework avoidance, nocturnal tendencies, stupidly-coloured hair) the ‘Musical Affinity and Beyond’ team have something super special to be proud of.
In May we delivered our first ever Grantholder Gathering in the North East. Our gathering, in the wood paneled, sound isolated Northern Rock Foundation Hall (home of Northern Sinfonia) gave us the perfect opportunity to meet new Grantholders, share learning and practice from existing projects and to communicate the important policies and procedures of Youth Music.
musinc is currently developing projects with local youth services and groups to run in the summer holiday and Autumn Term. We are looking for Teesside based music leaders with relevant skills and experience. If you’re interested in working with us, download the Briefing Document, and complete an Expression of Interest form available from www.musinc.org.uk and return this to us at email@example.com by 9.00 am on 18th June
Watch this space for stories and pictures from the projects, as they develop!