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why donate

Donations help support emerging creative talent and Enterprise extends our cultural offer and access to the arts.


our mission

the Hearth Centre (Horsley) Ltd was established in 2003, as a charity, we rely on support from visitors, individuals, trusts, foundations, public organisations and the corporate sector. This support helps us achieve our mission as 'A Place that Supports Art, Heritage and Culture'.


The Hearth Arts Centre, situated within a restored Grade II listed 17th Century Manse, is attached to a Victorian Gothic Revival Church and still incorporates many original architectural features from the sixteenth century. The Hearth Charity provides affordable studio space to eight resident artists, a cafe, hosts special events and has two hireable events spaces.


Audiences at The Hearth can engage in a year-round programme of creative workshops, activities, talks and special events. The Arts Centre has extended its cultural offer as a local promoter for the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme and as a venue celebrating film, as part of the Tyne Valley Film Festival, in partnership with the Forum Cinema Hexham.


Alongside our Centre Co-ordinator and Caretaker, The Hearth Charity, governed by a board of voluntary trustees, aims to create a sustainable and resilient arts venue that supports our tenants, emerging creative talent and enterprise whilst extending our cultural offer and access to the arts. A guiding principle of the Hearth is to pay the artists and creatives who deliver our programme of events a fair remuneration for their labour, as we value their experience and talent.


Thank you for donating and supporting the Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Funding secured from grants, legacies and donations and gift aid associated with them helps towards arts education and engagement projects and maintaining the unique grade II listed 17th Century Manse, within which we reside.


The Hearth Charity is grateful for all donations.

partners & sponsors

We thank all of our sponsors, past,  present and current partners with whom we are proud to be associated. The Hearth enjoys excellent working relationships with organisations and groups and look forward to developing more partnerships to enhance our programme going forwards.

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
Forum Cinema hexham
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Lottery Community Fund
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Co-op Community Fund
Joicey Trust
The Rothley Trust

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

Barbour Foundation

Charity Aid Foundation

Fredrick Milburn Trust-Community Foundation

Co-op Community Fund

Northumberland County Council (NCC)

High Sheriff of Northumberland 

Lottery Funding 

NCC Community Chest

Ecclesiastical Ltd

Horsley Parish Council

NCC Parish Councillors small grants – Holly Waddell

Northumberland CVA

Hadrian Trust

Joicey Trust

Rothley Trust

corporate support

DPD (UK) Ltd

Essity, Prudhoe

Karbon Homes

Thompson’s of Prudhoe

Waitrose, Ponteland 

also thanks to

Loyal support of Horsley Village Church

Hard work & commitment of our tenants. 

Hard working staff team.

Devoted Trustees & Volunteers

Plus very generous private donations

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