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UK Theatres Grants Scheme

The information below is a summary of that on the Theatres Trust website at
The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.
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.
There are examples of how the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme has helped the Players Theatre in Thame (LTG) and the Robin Hood Theatre in Newark (LTG).
With continued support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Michael Holloway Trust the scheme has been extended to 2020.
Who can apply
Applications for awards up to £5,000 can be made from theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 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 you 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
How to apply
Round 12 of the UK Small Grants Scheme is now open. Please apply using the application form on the website at the link at the top of this article. The deadline for this round is noon on Monday 21 May 2018. We welcome pre-application discussions: Contact for more information.