Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation – Victorian Theatres Small Repairs Fund
Grants are available to support discreet and vital repairs or conservation projects in listed Victorian theatres across the United Kingdom.
- Current Status
- Open for Applications
- Maximum value:
- £ 15,000
Objectives of Fund
This fund aims to support organisations that wish to conduct discreet and vital repairs or conservation projects in listed theatres built between 1837 and 1910.
Grants of up to £15,000 are available.
Match Funding Restrictions
Grants are awarded on a match funding basis, and evidence of match funding will be required before the grant is paid.
Who Can Apply
Registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations who wish to conduct repair and conservation work in listed Victorian theatres can apply.
- Be legally constituted and have been providing activity for a minimum of one year.
- Provide a copy of their most recent set of accounts no more than 18 months old.
- Provide quotes for goods and services required (if applicable).
- Have a creditable history of being successful in their objectives.
Eligible theatres must:
- Have been built between 1837 and 1910.
- Be listed as follows:
- Grade I, Grade II, or Grade II (England and Wales).
- A, B, or C (Scotland).
- A, B+, B, B1, or B2 (Northern Ireland).
- Be owned by a charity or a not-for-profit organisation.
- Be an active theatre or one where it can be demonstrated that the project will be vital to the re-opening of the theatre.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Commercial organisations.
- Individuals, including scholarships, student grants, and bursaries.
- General running costs.
Funding will support discreet and vital repairs or conservation projects in listed theatres built between 1837 and 1910. Priority will be given to capital works with a vital, urgent, and/or historic significance.
Priority will be given to vital repair projects that would otherwise struggle to raise funds, and theatres where the programme of performing arts activity includes or will include a focus on encouraging social, economic, and cultural diversity in the arts.
How To Apply
There is a two-stage application process.
- Applicants should first register their interest with the Foundation. This should be an email stating the name of the theatre, the location, and the organisation, and should include a brief paragraph about the project. The deadline to register interest is 15 March 2022.
- Applicants will then be contacted by the Foundation for more information or to arrange a visit to the theatre.
Applicants will be notified of any decisions within four months of the application deadline.
Guidance notes and an online application form are available from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation website – Click Here