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Trusts & Foundations

Trusts & Foundations

21st June 2018


We apply to a range of charitable trusts and foundations on a regular basis to support all areas of our community engagement activities, particularly our education and outreach projects.

Funding from these organisations is predominantly to cover specific project work and is therefore rarely able to be used to support the everyday costs of running The Courtyard. Money from trusts and foundations is often used to match funding from other sources, particularly donations from our supporters. That’s why support from individuals can prove invaluable in demonstrating support for specific projects as well as the overall work of The Courtyard.

We are very grateful to all our funders who give generously to enable us to carry out our vital work, including:

Arts Council England which supports The Courtyard with an annual grant of £213,000. We are part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Scheme, which is an important accolade for us as an organisation.

BBC Children in Need has given us a grant over three years to work with children with special educational needs and disabilities to enable them to participate in arts-related education and learning activities.

The Beaumont Trust continues to support The Courtyard’s work with young people, helping with funding for the Family Festival.

The Church Street Trust is generously funding two projects: Cultivate, our work with emerging young artists, and Great Expectations, a pro-am theatre production taking place in autumn 2019.

The Duchy of Cornwall is supporting us to make our activities more accessible for those with extra needs.

The Elmley Foundation is helping us to continue our work with older people through creative arts projects.

Eveson Charitable Trust has supported various access projects including audio menus and live guides for visually impaired people.

Groundwork/Tesco Bags of Help funded a week of creative and eco-friendly outdoor activities for disadvantaged young people, working with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

Hereford City Council is supporting the Herefordshire Family Festival 2016-2018.

Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) has given us funding for a range of projects via Pippin Trust, Glencora Fund, Joanies Fund, Richard Bulmer Fund, Becket Bulmer Charitable Trust and The Lifestyles Panel. These grants support a range of community arts projects including Creative Ageing, Youth Theatre and schools work.

New Grove Trust has given a grant for an older people’s creative arts project working with Newton Farm Community Association.

The Radcliffe Trust is supporting our work around taking creative arts out to older people in rural areas.

The Sylvia Short Educational Charity has delivered regular funding for over a decade supporting coach travel for local schools to visit The Courtyard.

For more information about grant giving/making, please contact Fundraising Manager Clare Wichbold on 01432 346505