The Backstage Trust’s main focus is to support projects in the performing arts, however the Trust is open to hear from arts organisations with projects in which the arts touch society in other ways. For example, the Trust recently supported the national tour of two great installations of ceramic poppies: Wave and Weeping Window.
The majority of grants awarded since the Trust was established come under one of the following:
- financing consultant advice to help with professional development of small scale arts organisations
- assisting live arts projects involving disadvantaged children and young people
- feasibility studies for capital projects
- consultant advice on fundraising, a case for support and recruiting development staff
In applications, Trustees are looking for potential viability and clear ideas showing that the organisation has the capacity to use charitable funding in the most effective way. Trustees want to see evidence of fundraising plans, and to know that the Backstage Trust could act as a catalyst to encourage other grant-giving bodies, but to not be regarded as sole benefactor.
The Backstage Trust Trustees favour applications seeking to fund professional advice to provide support in areas where the organisation are unable to access expertise. For example, fundraising, HR, Law, setting up a capital project, and many other areas where paying for professional help would be costly. The Trust is sometimes able to introduce and provide funding for appropriate consultants.
There is no minimum or maximum amount you can apply for.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please contact:
27 Great Peter Street
020 7072 4498
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