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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 believe talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. 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 work supporting reading and writing in the North of England.

Young Writers

Our award-winning Young Writers programme works in-depth across the North East, inspiring the next generation of readers and writers.

Northern Writers' Awards

The Northern Writers’ Awards are our flagship writer development programme, identifying and supporting new work-in-progress from the North of England.

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, to work with you on Corporate Social Responsibility projects or to discuss the potential sponsorship of our activities. Please drop us a line at to make contact.

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