The Newmarket Festival - a social and community fundraising project based in the heart of East Anglia.
The Festival promotes Newmarket's economy and invests in its community. The main Festival fortnight is at the beginning of July coinciding with the July Festival an integral part of the racing calendar. We also hold a number of events outside this period.
What the Newmarket Festival does:
Facilitating Youth Mentoring & Internships
The Newmarket Festival runs a variety of fundraising events but also encourages community groups and individuals to hold their own events to help us raise funds.
Funding Awards are distributed to a variety of causes through our annual award presentation event. However, the Festival Committee may consider applications outside this period.
Funding Awards are considered from all community sectors.
Additionally, we have some specific bursaries aimed at helping young people in our community.
The Newmarket Festival Youth Bursary Funds offer bursaries of up to £1000 to support young people (age 15-25) living in the Newmarket area within one of four defined bursary categories. These one-off discretionary awards are intended to aid young people facing financial barriers to participation.
The four funding categories are: Cultural (music and the arts), Sporting, Educational, and other Community Projects.
For talented individuals engaged in music or the arts. This bursary aims to aid young people whose talent and achievements give promise of a career within a cultural arena. Bursaries may be offered for the purchase or upgrade of a musical instrument, participation in festivals competitions, or master classes and specific assistance in the case of hardship. The fund will also help groups that work with young people in this sector. Applications are welcomed from tutors who recognise that their student could achieve extraordinary results with additional support.
For talented individuals engaged in sport. This bursary aims to aid young people whose talent and achievements give promise of a sporting career. Bursaries may be offered for the equipment, training and specific assistance in the case of hardship. The fund will also support teams, clubs and associations to help them to fulfil their objectives of developing local sports people. Applications are welcomed from tutors who recognise that a young sports person could achieve extraordinary results with additional support.
Bursaries may be offered for study days, short courses or educational trips and specific assistance in the case of hardship. Applications are welcomed from teachers who believe their student would be disadvantaged in their coursework by not being able to attend an educational trip or similar.
This bursary aims to help community groups working with young people. Bursaries may be offered for new equipment, training or social activities that can be shown to be necessary in order to assist their members development. Leaders from clubs and societies are welcome to apply for this type of award.
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