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Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK)

The Theatres Trust has re-opened its small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works.  Priority will be given to improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.

The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support essential small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or accessibility.

To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they:

  • own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 
  • run a year-round programme of live performance, of 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

Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works that make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure.

The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.


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16th January 2024