Theatres Trust Small Grants Programme

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The Theatres Trust’s Small Grants Programme is supported by The Linbury Trust and funds small projects that make a big impact on a theatre’s resilience, sustainability, or accessibility. This scheme will provide grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.

The grants can be used for small capital projects such as the installation of key plant and machinery and works that make theatre buildings digital-ready as well as for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. Priority will be given to improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.

To be eligible, groups must:

  • 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; and
  • 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.

The deadline for applications is 13 January 2023.

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