The government is looking for an organisation to manage a £3 million social investment fund that supports culture and creativity across the Northern Powerhouse as part of the next stage of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.
£3 million is available to fund managers wanting to invest in projects that use arts and culture to benefit local communities.
Michael Ellis, Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister, said:
"Culture is a powerful tool that can be used to help people reach their full potential and build stronger communities.
The Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund is supporting innovative projects that use the arts for social good, inspire future talent and provide a lasting legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. I encourage local organisations who share these values to apply."
The organisation selected to manage the fund will design and administer the investment programme and make funding awards from April 2019 until March 2021.
'An Opaque Wind park in Six Folds', Heague Yang, Liverpool Biennial / Image: Liverpool Biennial