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Partners & Funders

Our work is only made possible through the generous support of a wide range of partners and funders. 
A huge thank you to all of our supporters for allowing us to continue improving the wellbeing of North East of England residents through increasing access to creativity.
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“This experience gave my child a chance to shine.”

– Community project parent, 2021

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Current Partners & Funders

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Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. By 2030 and through their Let’s Create strategy, Arts Council England wants England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by Arts Council England to deliver Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2023.

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Community Foundation

The Community Foundation grows giving and philanthropy, matching generous people with important regional community causes. They are the largest community foundation in the UK. Established in 1988 as the Tyne & Wear Foundation, they later expanded to include Northumberland, with work now increasingly taking in the wider North East of England.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by NCIF during 2022-2024 through a contribution to our day-to-day running costs, allowing for our work to grow and develop. We are also funded by the Fogo Fund managed by the Community Foundation to support Teeny Tiny Toon during 2022.

The Newcastle Culture Investment Fund (NCIF) celebrates the power of arts and culture to have a direct impact on the health and well-being of Newcastle residents. While achieving that, grants develop Newcastle’s rich, diverse and accessible independent cultural sector. This fund would not be possible without the partnership and support from Newcastle City Council.

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North of Tyne Combined Authority

North of Tyne describes the area covered by Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland local authorities. Devolution gives us the chance to make our own decisions about our own future so we can target investment where we know we need it most. We want to make the strong connection between economic growth and providing people with the skills, education and confidence to benefit from the opportunities that will follow.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by North of Tyne in collaboration with Creative UK as one of their Strategic Partners until June 2023. This has allowed us expand our workforce, receive consultancy and develop our projects for the public benefit.

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Creative UK

Creative UK believes in the power of creativity and the creative industries to change lives, placing creativity at the heart of the UK’s culture, economy and education system. Their goal is simple: to cultivate a world where creativity is championed, valued, and fundamentally nurtured.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by Creative UK in collaboration with North of Tyne as one of their Strategic Partners until June 2023. This has allowed us expand our workforce, receive consultancy and develop our projects for the public benefit.

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Community Fund

The Community Fund distributes over £600m a year of National Lottery funding to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities. They fund good ideas that bring people together, improve places and spaces and help more people to reach their potential.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by the Community Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ scheme to support the delivery of Teeny Tiny Toon during 2022.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

The National Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with UK-wide expertise, we are a change-maker working to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all. Since we were established in 1994, we have awarded £8.6billion of National Lottery and other funding to more than 50,000 projects across the UK.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by HLF to produce Wor Seahorse Spectacle - a project that allows participants to explore their heritage and develop creative skills.

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Arnold Clark

In March 2020, Arnold Clark - the UK’s leading independently owned car retailer - launched their first ever Community Fund to provide financial help to community groups and charities that had been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. After a successful Winter Edition they opened up eligibility to a wide range of organisations to give financial aid to even more communities in the UK.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by the Arnold Clark Community Fund to support the delivery of Teeny Tiny Toon during 2022.

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Life and Limb

Life and Limb Puppets is a puppetry performance and education company based in Gateshead. From their studio in Bensham they design and build a constantly evolving team of bizarre creatures to provide schools and other learning organisations a custom programme of workshop sessions designed to enhance creativity and confidence with education. Life and Limb Puppets also create bespoke puppets for theatre productions, including Circus Central’s ‘The Vampire Rabbit’ and Theatre Space NE’s ‘A Christmas Carol at the Castle’. In 2019 they began creating their first professional puppet show ‘Dragon’, made possible through Arts Council England funding.

Moving Parts Arts partners with Life and Limb Puppets to deliver our annual Puppet School, as well as other outreach workshops and programmes in Newcastle.

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Hadrian Trust

The Hadrian Trust is a registered charitable trust allocating grants to charities and groups working for the benefit of the people and the environment of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool. Their main donations are in the fields of social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts and the environment.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by the Hadrian Trust to support the delivery of Teeny Tiny Toon during 2022.

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The Joicey Trust

The Joicey Trust (registered charity 244679) makes grants within its main beneficial area of Northumberland and the old Metropolitan Borough of Tyne & Wear (i.e. all NE and SR postcodes and DH4/5). It also welcomes applications from the eastern Scottish Borders.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by The Joicey Trust to produce Wor Seahorse Spectacle - a project that allows participants to explore their heritage and develop creative skills.

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Sir James Knott Trust

The Sir James Knott Trust supports charitable activity in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Hartlepool, by making grants to organisations. The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by the Sir James Knott Trust to support the delivery of Teeny Tiny Toon during 2022.

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The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Dame Bridget D’Oyly Carte (1908-1985) established The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust in 1972 to support her personal interests which included her enjoyment of theatre, music and gardening, and, in particular, helping disadvantaged and disabled children.

Moving Parts Arts is currently funded by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust to produce Wor Seahorse Spectacle - a project that allows participants to explore their heritage and develop creative skills.

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