Category: People

Coalfields Regeneration Trust Investment Programme opens for applications (England)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has announced the next funding round of Coalfields Community Investment Programme will re-open for applications on the 18th July 2016. The Coalfields Community Investment Programme make grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for capital costs to community groups that:

    Help people gain the skills they need in order to increase their opportunities
    Increase the number of people in work
    That improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme (UK)

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences.

Funding for Music Creators (UK)

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that the next application deadline for its funding programme for organisations and music creators is the 3rd October 2016.

Women Make Music Grant Scheme (UK)

The next applications deadline for the Performing Right Society's (PRS) Women Make Music grant scheme is 6pm on the 3rd October 2016. Through the grant scheme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians to create new music in any genre. This can range from:


Grants are available for projects:

East Midlands Creative Practitioners Survey

A research team at the University of Leicester has created the East Midlands Creative Practitioners Survey. Previous research, conducted in 2014 with Attenborough Arts Centre and The Mighty Creatives (Arts Council England’s bridge organisation for the East Midlands), suggested that regional arts organisations are adapting to austerity measures but the challenges faced by freelance arts and cultural workers are being overlooked. (Read the report at or case studies from the project at

Derby College teams up with Cricket Derbyshire to highlight sporting career opportunities

Derby College and Derbyshire County Cricket Club are holding an open day on Friday July 15 at the Derbyshire County Ground to outline the opportunities available to young people in professional sports.

Young people interested in the Academy will receive free tickets for the Derbyshire Falcons match against Sri Lanka A, starting at 2pm and then attend an open day at the County Ground between 6.30pm and 8pm to find out more about the Academy.

Local Apprentice Clinches Competition Gold Medal

A local apprentice has clinched the gold medal in a national construction competition.

Jordan Richards (20) from Awsworth is an apprentice at GF Tomlinson – completing his qualifications at Derby College. He represented the College in the Guild of Bricklayers national competition held recently in North Devon and after a gruelling six hours of work – came top out of eight other regional winners.


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