Theatres Trust: UK Theatres Grants Scheme

Arts & Culture Sunday January 7th, 2018

Small capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to theatres in the UK that are run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work with local communities.

To be eligible you must:

  • own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, community and/or amateur work presenting no less than 30 performances a year
  • have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years

Priorities include projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Please note that applications for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings are a low priority for the scheme.

In reviewing applications Trustees take into account a project’s urgency, other resources available to the applicant and the extent to which the grant would make a significant difference to promoting the better protection of theatres. Funds are generally awarded where they are considered to have the most impact in realising an applicant’s capital project.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 7 January 2018. Pre-application discussions are welcomed.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

 

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