New Writing North leads the development of creative writing and reading in the North of England. Recognised as a leader in our field, we have produced nationally significant work from our base in Newcastle upon Tyne since 1996.

Our work brings people together through writing and reading projects, deepening mutual understanding and encouraging creative habits. We create career-changing opportunities for writers, and we find and support talented people from all backgrounds to achieve their creative ambitions.

We are proud to be a charity and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Individual giving

You can donate funds to New Writing North to support our work with young people, to contribute towards our awards for writers, or to more generally support our work. Some individual donors have created awards in memory of loved ones, or raised money for us by undertaking sponsored runs and other activities.

As we are a registered charity, if you are a UK taxpayer, we can make your gift go further by claiming Gift Aid on your donations. This is worth an additional 25p in every pound to us, and will cost you nothing to allow us to claim it.

We currently operate three Just Giving pages where you can make your donations:

New Writing North

Donating to New Writing North helps us to develop our broad and innovative work empowering people across the North of England through creative writing and reading projects.

We believe that writing talent is everywhere, but that opportunities are not. We work hard to both identify talent and create fantastic career-changing opportunities for people from across society.

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Young Writers

New Writing North Young Writers is our award-winning young people’s programme. We offer a huge variety of opportunities for young people aged 12-25.

We work to support young writers to realise their potential. We develop skills and nurture talent, as well as encouraging young people who don’t think of themselves as writers to get involved and have a go.

We rely on funding and donations to keep our programme free and accessible to all.

Support New Writing North Young Writers

Northern Writers’ Awards

Established in 2000 by New Writing North, the Northern Writers’ Awards are England’s largest talent development programme for writers.The awards support both new and established writers to develop their work-in-progress towards publication and broadcast, and to progress their careers as writers. 

With high-profile literary judges and support from across the publishing industry, the awards are now recognised nationally as a major talent-spotting programme that identifies and nurtures great writers.

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Other ways to donate

Postal donations

If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please make it out to ‘New Writing North Ltd’, complete the Gift Aid form below, and send them to us at New Writing North, PO Box 1277, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 5BP.

Corporate donations

We are delighted to receive donations from businesses, and to work with businesses on Corporate Social Responsibility projects or to discuss the potential sponsorship of our activities. Please contact Anna Disley, Executive Director (Programme & Impact)

Thank you!