The Inkwell Project

We believe that every young person has a story to tell, and should be offered every opportunity and encouragement to do so.

Young people’s voices need to be heard now more than ever.

But, for a variety of reasons, not everyone who wants to write gets the chance.

We want to change that.

The Inkwell Project is a bursary fund to help those young people who may be facing difficulties and for whom creative writing could provide a positive outlet.

This fund will help disadvantaged young people. For example:

  • Those from low income families;
  • Young carers and other young people whose day-to-day lives are affected by the long-term illness of a family members;
  • Young people in care.

Experience over the past eight years of running Inkpots, and our own research, has shown that the most valuable work takes place in small groups and on a 1:1 basis. This means young people are able to relax in a safe, secure environment and their creativity can flourish and self esteem grow.

Supporting the Inkwell Project

£100 pays for a young person to attend one of our online clubs for a term

£300 pays for a young person to attend an Inkpots online clubs for a year

£550 pays for a young person to attend ten 1:1 sessions

£1250 pays for five young people to benefit from our flagship five-week writing programme.

Please contact if you would like to discuss supporting this project.

Benefitting from the project

There are no complicated forms or means testing involved in applying for a bursary. Instead, we wish to make the process as straightforward as possible. If you know of a young person who would benefit, please contact We have a group of advisors supporting the project and a discussion with them will result in an swift decision.

You can also complete this NOMINATION FORM which asks for some basic details and this will also start the process.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are very grateful to the Burgess Hill District Lions Club and Burgess Hill and District Rotary Club for several donations to the project.