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Covid-19 Statement

The Granada Foundation trustees and Advisory Council recognise the devastating impact the current but necessary restrictions are having on the arts and science organisations in our region, many of whom we have supported for many years with grants large and small.

It is, therefore, with great reluctance that our trustees have taken the decision to cancel our meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 13th May 2020, and will not be able to consider any applications for the time being.

We will meet again to consider applications for funding as soon as it safe and practical to do so and an announcement will be made on this page when a date for the next round of applications is set but please note this will be some weeks away.

For those who intended to apply at our May meeting, please hold on to your application and do not send it to us at the moment.

If you have already received a grant for a project that has been affected/delayed by the outbreak please let us know. We will aim to be as flexible as possible to accommodate any new timescales/changes that are necessary.

For any further information please contact us at enquiries@granadafoundation.org

Welcome to The Granada Foundation

The Granada Foundation wishes to encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts, including drawing, architecture and landscape architecture, sculpture, literature, music, opera, drama, dance, cinema and the methods and means of their dissemination.

The Foundation also welcomes applications which aim to engage and inspire young people and adults to take an interest in science.

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The Foundation encourages applications from across all areas of the arts, music, drama, visual arts, cinema, festivals. We have made significant awards to many major arts organisations across our region: HOME, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Royal Liverpoool Philharmonic, Lakeland Arts in Cumbria, the new Storyhouse in Chester, and many more. We also feel it equally worthwhile when we are able to make more modest grants available to organisations which may perhaps be smaller in size, but are the life-blood of our region’s cultural society.

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The understanding and appreciation of science plays an equal part with the arts in making the North West a richer and more attractive place in which to live. Public engagement with science is a maturing professional activity, and the Advisory Council will look favourably at proposals that offer new ways of encouraging people in the North West to explore the way science touches and enriches their lives on a daily basis.

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“Since 2014, grants given by the Granada Foundation to Northern Ballet have ensured that our world class children’s ballet productions can visit theatres in both Blackpool and Barrow, continuing a legacy of arts engagement in the North West region, reaching diverse communities, home to families that may not have experienced a live ballet, or even theatre performance, before.”

Simon JenkinsNorthern Ballet