UK Theatres Grants Scheme
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.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, we have repurposed this scheme support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Please see Theatre Reopening Fund for further details.
The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme was launched with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Judy Craymer MBE.
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 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
How to apply
Please send your application to us as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 5 October 2020 at noon. Depending on demand and government guidelines, we may award grants before the October deadline, so please apply as soon as you know relevant costs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to discuss your project before applying.