To apply to the Dawn Brown Fund, please complete all fields in the application form below:

This fund is only open to Gateshead residents who are enrolled on any craft learning programme.

They may use the funds to pay for any associated costs involved in learning about craft.

This fund is open to individuals and groups of learners (where the majority of the group are Gateshead residents). It is expected that the amount of funding applied for will not exceed £50 for individuals and £250 for groups.


All information given during the application process is confidentially given. However this information is required to be shared between officers of the Dawn Brown Fund and the Community Foundation who will ratify the grant giving process.

– Residents of Gateshead who are enrolled on Arts and Crafts learning courses ( enrolment evidence required)

– Statement from applicant explaining the need for the grant. This might be because:

  • The applicant is subject to a low income and may, for example receive State benefits.
  • The applicant does not manage their own finances and is prohibited from participating because of this