Leche Trust offer grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation.

As trustee, you meet three times each year and at each meeting have an allocation of around £30,000 for performing arts projects and £30,000 for conservation projects.

They will consider offering grants up to £5,000 but, because of demand, £5,000 grants are exceptional. In 2019 they received 302 applications and awarded 84 grants totalling £175,300. The average grant was £2,000.

Performing Arts

Our priorities for music, theatre and dance are:

  • Excellence in professional performance
  • The production and performance of new work
  • The development of young, professional artists aged 18 or over.

We aim to achieve a broad balance between music, theatre and dance projects, and take into account the number and location of the audiences and/or individuals likely to benefit.

Trustees meet three times a year to review applications. In 2022 the meeting dates, and the deadlines for submitting applications, are:

Spring meeting – Tuesday 1 March
Deadline: Friday 14 January.

Summer meeting – Wednesday 8 June
Deadline: Friday 29 April

Autumn meeting – Wednesday 9 November
Deadline: Friday 23 September

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