Holocaust Memorial Day funding

Holocaust Memorial Day funding

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the 27 January each year.  The day is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, by allied troops.  It is a day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and the millions of others who lost their lives under Nazi persecution and in the genocides that followed. 

Since 2015 Newcastle City Council have offered organisations the opportunity to apply for grant funding from the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day Fund to help deliver the city's Holocaust Memorial Day programme.  

You can find more information about Holocaust Memorial Day in Newcastle and see examples of previous projects here

Funding criteria

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is 'One Day' and all projects need to relate to the theme.   The Holocaust Memorial Trust have created a Theme Vision and other resources to help you develop your project that reflects the theme of One Day.  You can find out more about One Day and why it is so important here

Applications are invited for grants of up to £1,500 from organisations who would like to contribute to the Holocaust Memorial Day programme 2022.  This year our emphasis is on projects that can contribute to a hybrid online and in person programme of activities and that connects with local communities and engage people online.

What we will fund

The aim of Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day Fund is to support the development and delivery of activities which:

  • Commemorate those who were persecuted and or killed during the Holocaust or other genocides;
  • Enhance understanding and increase awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides and their victims, particularly amongst children and young people;
  • Engage the interest of an increased number and broader cross section of residents in the city, in understanding the Holocaust and other genocides;
  • Encourage appropriate opposition to behaviours and attitudes that characterise discrimination and victimisation of all kinds an the Holocaust and other genocides in particular; an
  • Recognise and celebrate the courage and suffering of survivors

Applications are sought for activities which:

  • Address one or more of the aims of the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day Fund as set out above;
  • Have a direct and unambiguous link with the Holocaust or other genocides;
  • Are available online and accessible to the public;
  • Are originated and managed by not-for-profit organisations that are legally constituted and have a suitable bank account; and
  • Are commemorative or educational in their intent

 Priority will be given to applications for activities which include or address one or more of the following:

  • Survivors or those with first-hand experience of the Holocaust or other genocides
  • The needs or perspectives of children and young people
  • Partnership and communities working together
  • Opportunities for the Lord Mayor, elected members and other civic dignitaries to participate
  • Activities which reflect the theme for 2022 – One Day

Applicants are advised to make themselves familiar with themselves with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Theme Vision. 

What we won't fund

  • Organisations that are not legally constituted or are profit-making
  • Individuals
  • Activities that take place outside the Newcastle City Council area or that are not accessible to residents of the city
  • Contributions to appeals or non-specific activities
  • Religious activity which is not for wider public benefit
  • The cost of activities that have already taken place
  • The costs associated with making an application
  • Organisational core costs
  • Organisations which do not have a suitable bank account
  • Activities that are already fully funded unless the additional resources have a demonstrable and measurable impact on quality, extent and reach

Application process

Applications should be submitted using the online application form which can be found here

Timetable for applications

  • 9 July 2021:   Applications open
  • 13 August 2021: Deadline for submission of applications
  • August 2021:  Applications assessed
  • End August 2021:   Applications agreed by an independent panel
  • September 2021:  Applicants informed of decision
  • January 2021: Programme delivery
  • February 2021: Project evaluations completed and returned

The application deadline is 5pm on 13 August 2021

Organisations interested in apply for a grant from the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day Fund are advised to discuss their proposals before making an application and should contact

Alison Flanagan Wood

Arts Development Officer

Newcastle City Council


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