Apply for our Young Empowerment Fund today!


Are you aged between 16 and 25? Do you live in the East Midlands? Do you have an idea for a creative project that needs support to get off the ground?

If your answers to the above questions are YES, then why not apply for one of our Young Empowerment Fund bursaries to help you?

What is the Young Empowerment Fund?

The Young Empowerment Fund invites you to use your creativity to deliver a project based on your imaginative ideas. Projects can cover any art form – all we ask is that you use your creative voice when formulating your idea!

You might want to think about how this opportunity will develop your skills that might be useful in your career, or how this helps your creative and personal development.

Each young person can apply for £500 to develop their project. Alongside funding, each successful applicant will have access to the following support as part of the online programme:

  • 1-2-1 support with an individual Creative Coach
  • Project Management webinars and Creative discussions

How can I apply for one of the bursaries?

Our current round of the Young Empowerment Fund will run from June 2022 to December 2022. Up to 25 bursaries for young people are available!

Apply by clicking on the button below to complete an application form. If you are finding the application form difficult to complete, please email us to discuss other ways of applying. Contact us at

If you are under 18, please get permission from your parent/care giver before you send an application. 

Applications will close Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 9am. If you have any questions that are not included in the FAQs and have not been answered in the supporting material, please email Lucie Maycock at


Good luck and we look forward to reading your applications!