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Make a donation to the Northern Writers’ Awards

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Individual giving

Many individual writers and literary enthusiasts contribute to the Northern Writers’ Awards by giving money to either support specific awards or to set up new awards. This invaluable support helps us to make bigger awards to writers and to support new areas such as awards for young writers. You can give to the awards as an individual on a regular basis (by spreading payments across the year), donate a set annual amount once each year, or make a one-off donation to the prize fund. As we are a registered charity, if you are a UK taxpayer we might also be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation.

How to make a donation

You can donate online or by cheque at the address below. Individual givers will be listed on our donors page. You can opt out of this public acknowledgement of your donation if you wish. Donations can be sent to us at New Writing North, PO Box 1277, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 5BP. Please made all cheques payable to New Writing North.

Establish an award

We currently host four awards that have been created in memory of writers. Establishing an award as a legacy is a great way to honour a relative or to remember a friend. To establish an award you would need to be able to provide prize funds (either directly or via crowdfunded or sponsorship) for at least an initial three-year period. The award would be administered and promoted as part of the overall programme.

Corporate and business support

Companies can support the awards by donating funds, by sponsoring specific new awards within the programme, by supporting writers from specific geographical locations, or by contributing to the marketing and promotion of the awards. Companies can also give resources or items in-kind. In return we can offer a good business case for sponsorship that includes profiling opportunities in the media, association with an event of national importance and unique corporate hospitality opportunities. We are also pleased to accept corporate charitable donations towards the awards prize fund and activities.

Trusts and foundations

Private trusts and foundations might consider making a donation or offer grant funding to support the prize fund for writers or New Writing North’s management of the awards. Funding could support the awards in specialist areas such as awards to specific age groups or to writers from under-represented geographical locations.

How to make contact

To discuss your interest in supporting the awards, please get in touch with New Writing North at

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