Fund: Backstage Trust

Fund: Backstage Trust

Organisation: Backstage Trust
Up to: £50000
Deadline: Ongoing

The Backstage Trust makes grants to registered charities and CICs with a focus on the performing arts, particularly theatre and music. 

 Areas for which the Trust has provided support include:

  • Encouraging the involvement of young people in the performing arts 
  • Assisting live arts projects (not all in the UK) which encourage community participation, and equality, particularly in under-represented areas
  • Providing help with professional development of small and medium-scale arts organisations, helping to encourage diversity and remove barriers to access
  • Providing advice on fundraising and helping to create a fundraising strategy
  • Giving advice on feasibility studies for capital projects, and guidance on project management
  • Funding elements (particularly the less appealing items) of capital projects
  • Providing support to the performing arts’ freelance community
  • Encouraging new writing


The Backstage Trust is only able to support organisations with a robust safeguarding policy in place. A copy of this documentation will be requested if your application is successful.

There is no minimum or maximum amount you can apply for.


The Trust does not operate a website, but further details can be found in their Information Pack.


Deadline: Ongoing


This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Information Pack’ above for details of how to apply.

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