The Clore Duffield Foundation has announced that the seventh funding round under its £1 million programme to fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK is now open for applications. Through the programme, schools, FE colleges, community groups, libraries and other arts/cultural organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support participatory learning projects and programmes focused on literature, poetry and creative writing for under 19s.
Previous projects that received funding include:
- First Story for Dixons Allerton School which received a grant of £9,273 for an intensive year-long residency by an established writer. There will be weekly after-school workshops, together with participation in the Young Writers’ Festival in Oxford, a writing competition and a week’s residential in Somerset.
- Action Transport Theatre, which received a grant of £7,725 to develop primary school children’s appreciation of creative reading and writing through an exploration of traditional European fairy tales, using the power of live theatre performance.
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The closing date for applications is the 6th March 2015.