Arts Council England, North East

20,000 Voices sometimes receives Grants for the Arts funding through Arts Council England.  Funding of this type helps us to develop new and exciting work, or helps our organisation to grow and develop.

Youth Music

20,000 Voices has received funding from Youth Music on a number of occasions.  We have just completed a successful Sing and Play Project, during which we worked collaboratively with early years practitioners, music leaders, young children and families.  We have just received a grant to set up an Early Years Music Network, and this project is now in development.  Youth Music also consults 20,000 Voices on a wide range of vocal activity, recognising our close involvement with the singing community in the north of England.

Making Music

20,000 Voices is a member of Making Music, The National Federation of Music Societies which is the largest umbrella organisation for voluntary music groups in the country. Making Music supports its members with a range of services- including insurance, information, funding schemes, lobbying on behalf of live music and voluntary music making, and in providing support and development opportunities.

Sound Sense

20,000 Voices is a member of Sound Sense, the umbrella organisation for community musicians.

Sure Start Northumberland

20,000 Voices has worked in partnership over a number of years with Sure Start Northumberland.  We have delivered a number of exciting music projects for young children and families in Children’s Centres all over Northumberland.
Sure Start Northumberland

The Sage Gateshead

20,000 Voices has worked collaboratively on a number of singing initiatives over the past 8 years – including Joining the Dots, Vocal Development, Community Choirs development and most recently Music Nation, a part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Mid-Northumberland Arts Group

MidNAG was dissolved in 2003.  20,000 Voices was originally a MidNAG project, and enjoyed a close relationship with them. They provided financial and in-kind support over a number of years, since we became independent. We also worked collaboratively with MidNAG on a number of exciting projects.


20,000 Voices had offices within Wansbeck District Council departments for 10 years, also receiving considerable support with mailing, telephone and printing costs.  In March 2004, 20,000 Voices moved away from Woodhorn Colliery Museum, which was about to undergo a major redevelopment.  After 5 years in Alnwick the company is now based at Newbiggin Community Arts Centre.