Family Support Fund

The Family Support Fund helps current NYFTE members and their families who may otherwise struggle to afford costs associated with their NYFTE membership. This can cover: 

•       Membership fees 
•       Residential training costs
•       Travel expenses (petrol/diesel costs or train tickets)
•      Costs incurred for specific performance events
•       Essential costume & equipment



Families can apply in confidence for specific fees to be wholly or partially waived or for an amount to be paid to them to cover costs. The decision to award a bursary is made by the NYFTE treasurer and at least one other member of the NYFTE committee. 



The fund was established in 2022 following an initial donation in memory of Mike & Mary Isaacs, and NYFTE have pledged to supplement this with additional funds either from general fundraising or from specific future legacy donations.


To make an application to the fund, please download and complete the form below, and email it to the treasurer and at least one other member of the management committee. Their email addresses can be found on the back page of the current NYFTE handbook.  


Application form
NYFTE Family Support Fund request form.d
Microsoft Word Document 68.0 KB

Recent News


Many congratulations to the NYFTE Longsword team that came runners up in the 2023 SDU sword dance competition. Read more here.  



The NYFTE and Friends ceilidh we hosted in Bakewell Town Hall on the 16th July 2023 has been nominated by Buxton Fringe Festival in recognition of excellence! Read more here.  




On the 11th March 2023 NYFTE entered three teams into the DERT and DERTy competitions, this year held in Rochdale. Everyone involved had an amazing day, and the teams came home with four trophies! Read more here.  

Autumn Newsletter 2023
News and updates from the team about our activities this year.
Autumn 2023.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

Our leaflet

The NYFTE leaflet
An explanation about NYFTE, what we do and why.
Handout 2020 (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB