Could Sammy help you? Here's how to apply...
Note to Applicants: Our next round of funding will be in late spring 2019. We will publish details of the date when we will begin accepting applications soon. Watch this space.
Applications will be assessed and a short list will be compiled. All applicants will be informed at this stage and those on the short-list will be invited to attend an audition where they will meet the Trustees and get the opportunity to perform and make their case for funding. Applicants will be informed within a week of the auditions if they have been successful.
About the Sunday for Sammy Trust
Sunday for Sammy Trust was formed to help provide funding for creative, talented and enthusiastic young people from the North East who are looking for a career in performing arts.
The Trust raises money from ticket sales from the Sunday for Sammy concerts and the sale of related merchandise and also accepts gift donations from individuals and private companies. It then invests the money to provide grants for young actors, musicians, singers, dancers, comedy acts and other performers to help towards the cost of their training or equipment.
Applications for funding are welcome at any time of the year: applicants should aged 16 or over, and and each application must be supported by a letter of recommendation, either from a course tutor or someone equally able to comment objectively on the applicant’s ability.
It isn’t essential for applicants to be attending a training course - what we are looking for are enthusiasm, creative talent and determination. The applications are reviewed every six months and then auditions are held in Newcastle for the Trustees to meet and assess the applicants and to consider supporting them with a grant.
The Trustees are: Tim Healy (Chairman), Lynn O’ Sullivan, Ray Stubbs, Geoff Wonfor, Billy Mitchell & Jason Cook. Administrator: Ray Laidlaw.