Cultural Resource Hubs: apply now

We’re inviting proposals for temporary ‘pop-up’ or time-limited cultural resource hubs to increase the quality and range of cultural and creative opportunities in Berwick, these hubs must act as spaces for people to see, experience and take part in creative and cultural activities.

Apply by Friday 24 May 2024.

Size of grant/s:

One grant of £20,000 for a Cultural Resource Hub to run for 12-18 months

Two grants of £10,000 for a Cultural Resource Hub to run for 6-12 months

Multiple grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 to support ‘pop-up’ events lasting for a minimum of 3 days and up to 5 months

Create Berwick Zone: Create Berwick is the name we give the Creative and Cultural Zone and is defined as the area within the Elizabethan walls.

Funding for Cultural Resource Hubs must contribute to the culture-led regeneration within Berwick’s Culture & Creative Zone and explain how it will increase economic and creative opportunities for those living and working in the TD15 postcode area as well as attract more visitors to the town. 

Fund details

Fully developed proposals are sought for temporary Cultural Resource Hubs in Berwick.

Your proposal should identify a building or rooms within an existing building for the Cultural Resource Hub and describe the programme of activity you plan to deliver. 

The proposal should explain what you want to do and why, for example creatives selling work to new markets, or community and volunteers groups employing creatives to run skills development, workshop activities and putting on events and performances. 

Who can apply?

Proposals are sought from new and existing cultural organisations, community or volunteer-led organisations or partnerships to transform existing or new spaces into creative hubs for workshops, exhibitions, concerts, performance, events and creative and communal activities. 

What type of funding can you apply for?

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

  • rent, insurance
  • cultural or creative programmes
  • volunteer training
  • marketing costs
  • artists’ fees
  • Fees for professional services, including workshops, project development and design.


Small capital items required to deliver a project or programme of work will be considered, for example equipment to support accessibility needs. If you are contracting creatives for workshops and activities, then fees must be charged using England Artists Union rates. 

Please read the Eligibility Guidelines here before starting your application.

When to apply

Apply by Friday 24 May 2024.

You’ll be notified of the outcome of your application by Monday 10 June 2024.

How to apply

Your application must be submitted through the Northumberland County Council procurement portal.

Search: Create Berwick Cultural Hubs
Project ID:  DN721998

Next steps

Please make sure you read the fund guidelines and eligibility criteria in full before starting your application.

If after reading the guidelines you have questions, please get in touch with Andrea Oliver –