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Trusts & Foundations

Trusts and Foundations

3rd February 2021


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 usually for specific projects 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.

Arts Council England 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 Brailsford Charitable Trust is a long-term supporter of our Youth Theatre.

The Church Street Trust generously funds Cultivate, our work with emerging young artists, and supported Great Expectations, a pro-am theatre production which took place in autumn 2019.

The D M Thomas Foundation for Young People helped fund the installation of a hoist and changing bed to improve access to our facilities for children and young people with disabilities.

The Duchy of Cornwall  has supported 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.

The 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, when we worked with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

Hereford City Council is supporting the Herefordshire Family Festival.

Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) has given us funding for a range of projects  to support a range of community arts projects including Creative Ageing, Youth Theatre and #Talkawaydontwalkaway, our mental health project for young people.

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

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

The Sylvia Short Educational Charity continues to deliver regular funding 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