Support Us

We believe that every child has the right to live a creative life.

Every year, our schools and community outreach programme ensures that the most disadvantaged children and young people from this region gain access to high quality participatory arts activities – developing their skills as theatre-makers, poets, dancers, writers, artists, critics, audiences and collaborators.

The investment we receive from our supporters enables us to develop new programmes, and to make a difference to the lives of thousands of young people across the North East.

Individual donations

If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please make it out to The Forge, completing the Gift Aid form, and returning it to us with your donation at:

The Forge, Stanley Education Centre, County Durham, DH9 0HQ

As we are a registered charity, if you are a UK taxpayer, we can make your gift go further by claiming Gift Aid on your donations. This is worth an additional 25p in every pound to us, and will cost you nothing to allow us to claim it.

If you're unable to make a cash donation at this time, support us for free, by telling everyone you know about The Forge or following us on Twitter or Facebook.

Corporate Donations

We are delighted to receive donations from businesses, to work with you on Corporate Social Responsibility projects or to discuss the potential sponsorship of our activities. Please drop us a line here ( if you’d like to make contact.

To find out more about our life-changing work with children and young people, please contact our Executive Director.

Tony Harrington

Tony Harrington

+44 (0) 1207 284 515