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The Wolfson Foundation and the Theatres Trust

Capital grants of up to £20,000 are available to UK not-for-profit theatres for building projects and equipment that improve environmental sustainability.

Who can apply: not-for-profit theatres across the UK.

Key words: Capital, Equipment, Theatres, Environmental Sustainability, United Kingdom.

The Wolfson Foundation is one of the largest independent UK grant-making charities, regularly awarding grants totalling between £30 million and £40 million annually. A number of its targeted programmes are currently open to applications with a deadline of Monday 1st July 2024, and we’ll be featuring these in forthcoming bulletins. Its Theatres Trust’s Theatre Improvement Scheme, which offers capital funding for theatres, is also open to applications now, although it has a deadline in early September 2024.

The theme for the fund for the current 3-year partnership is Improving Environmental Sustainability as the Theatres Trust and the Wolfson Foundation recognise that this is an urgent priority for the sector.

Theatre operators can apply for a capital grant of up to £20,000 towards their building or for equipment as part of the scheme. Between 5 and 8 grants are normally awarded each year (details of previous grant awards can be found under the heading ‘Grant Recipients’ on the Theatre Trust’s website).

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