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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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Arts

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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Science

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