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21st June 2018

The Courtyard Needs Your Support

The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts and has been a registered charity since it opened 20 years ago. We offer quality cultural experiences, entertainment and activities for everyone.
Over the years we have delivered a huge range of inspirational and educational community projects. Our Creative Ageing work has had a tremendous impact on Herefordshire’s residents living with dementia. We’ve seen young people struggling in mainstream education blossom through our Youth Theatre. In 2019 we launched a mental health awareness project for young Herefordshire residents. Our work is always growing and reaching new people.
Providing access to quality arts for a wide range of people is at the heart of The Courtyard’s work. To do this, we rely a lot on our generous, local supporters. This support helps us sustain and develop our community work with people from all walks of life. The venue is a wonderful asset for the city and wider County. Donations support and protect the work we do as well as the building itself.
If you can gift aid any donation, this means that we can raise an 25% more in income, at no extra cost to yourself. You can download our gift aid form from this page.
Please give what you can and support our work in the communities of Herefordshire.
Please contact Box Office for further information about donating to The Courtyard on 01432 340555 (phone lines closed during Covid-19 lockdown) or via email

Make Your Donations Go 25% Further

As a registered charity, The Courtyard can claim 25% Gift Aid on donations as long as the donor is eligible.

If you are a UK tax payer, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate from HMRC. Under the condition that as long as the value of the gift aided amounts in any one tax year doesn’t exceed the tax you pay. Gift Aid income is vital to The Courtyard, raising more than £7,000 in the 2017-18 tax year alone.

If you are eligible for gift aid but have not told us, please make a your support go further by completing and returning a Gift Aid declaration form. Forms are downloadable here or available from the Box Office.

Please tick all boxes that apply i.e. ‘in the past four years’, ‘now’ and ‘in the future’. This will help us in claiming all eligible donations. Don’t forget that if you pay income tax at the higher rate (40%), you can claim further tax relief on your own tax returns.

Please contact Box Office for further information about Gift Aid on 01432 340555 or

Download a Gift Aid form here.

The Sir Derek Jacobi Circle

Sir Derek Jacobi is an Honorary Patron of The Courtyard along with husband Richard Clifford. They are both passionate about regional theatre and giving better access to the Arts. They understand the need for financial support to give everyone better access to the Arts.
We set up the Derek Jacobi Circle to recognise the incredible support of our donors. The Circle is there to publicly thank anyone making a single donation of £1,000 or more to The Courtyard in the last or current financial year. Some donors choose to remain anonymous but we are truly grateful for all gifts, large and small!
Please contact Box Office for further information about donating to The Courtyard on 01432 340555 (phone lines closed during Covid-19 lockdown) or via email (in strictest confidence).

Current Members

  • Ann Nevelos
  • Jon & Maggie Waldman
  • Katharine Wedgbury
  • Plus several anonymous donors