We are grateful to the following for their support:

The Northern Rock Foundation

Arts Council England


Derwentside District Council

Heritage Lottery Fund


Ctc Theatre

The Bowes Museum

Darlington Borough Council

Teesdale District Council

District Of Easington

Durham Heritage Coast

Wear Valley District Council

Bishop Auckland College

Wear Valley Arts

Jack Drum Arts

Sunderland City Council

Dalton Park

Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

Gateshead Council

The Golsoncott Foundation

3 Towns Area Action Partnership

Cllrs Patricia Jopling, John Bailey, Eddie Murphy, Eddie Tomlinson

Cllr Stephen Hugill

Cllr Bob Alderson

Cllrs Owen Temple & Clive Robson

Cllrs Alan Barker, David Boyes, Gerry Bleasdale, Dan Myers, Alan Napier, Alice Naylor & Jenny Bell.

Cllrs Peter McLaughlin, Jack Pye, Gareth Andrews, Christine Bell, Joyce Charlton, Louise Hopley.

Cllr Claire Vasey

Crook Community Partnership & Three Towns Partnership

Community Directplus Customer Donation Scheme, The Co-operative Bank

Sedgefield District Council

Chester le Street District Council

Hartlepool Borough Council

Sir James Knott Trust

Derwentside Partnership

County Durham Foundation

Ernest Cook Trust

Derwent Valley Area Action Partnership

Stanley Area Action Partnership

Durham County Council

Horden Parish Council

Peterlee Town Council

Weardale Action Partnership

Children’s Services, Co. Durham

Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure

Hardwick Park

Learning Foundation, Transformation Fund


Coalfield Regeneration Trust

Co-operative Membership Community Fund

Network Fund for Children

Durham Area Action Partnership

Great Aycliffe and Middridge Area Action Partnership

Chester le Street Area Action Partnership

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

Paul Harman

West Jesmond, Byker, Blakelaw, Ouseburn Ward Committees

Blakelaw Parish Council

Mad Alice Theatre Company