Headliners Receives Funding for Open-Access Youth Journalism

Here at Headliners we are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing funding to run our Young Journalism Programme in our Newcastle base.

We will be opening our doors from the 2nd April to allow young people aged 11 to 19 to build new skills and create media content about the things they care about. 

Headliners will be offering sessions for young people to attend on

Tuesdays 5.30 – 7.30 pm for 11-15 year olds

Thursdays 5.30-7.30 pm for 16-19 year olds.  

Headliners has a rich history in Newcastle and we recently relocated to Stepney Bank where these sessions will take place. 

The funding was received through The Million Hours Fund. The Million Hours Fund is a £22 million jointly funded initiative from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK. The programme funds organisations to provide positive activities for young people in areas with high levels of antisocial behaviour.

Holly Ayrton, Charity Manager for Headliners – “This funding will allow us to work with young people to address the issues that affect them, Young people are important, and their voices are powerful. We believe that every young person should be given the opportunity to speak up and be heard. The work we do empowers young people to do just that, we give them the tools and the backing, and we support them to build their confidence. We are really excited to receive this funding and are incredibly grateful for the support of The Million Hours Fund. “