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Grants Awarded

Below are grants we have awarded over the last three years.

We have awarded over £6 million pounds in grants since our inception in 1965.

Grants Awarded Year ending March 2016Description£
Blackburn Cathedral TrustMusic outreach project2000
Box of Tricks Theatre Company‘NARVIK’ new production2000
Burnley Youth Theatre‘The Big 10’ arts festival 20162000
Bury Metropolitan Arts AssociationRefurbishment of The Met20000
Chester PerformsRE:NEW cultural centre, theatre and library50000
Chester ZooInteractive theatre piece1000
Clonter Opera Music TrustPerformance project for schools2000
Contact Theatre (in 3 annual instalments)Capital redevelopment of theatre60000
Crafts Council‘Build Your Own’ exhibition at FACT5000
Cumbria Theatre TrustStage adaptation and world premiere of 'The Shepherd's Life ' by James Rebanks3000
Daniel Adamson Preservation TrustCreative learning project2000
Delia Derbyshire DayFilm and music collaboration 2015 event1000
Engage Liverpool CICThe Liverpool Air Project 2000
European Opera Centre TrustCultural programme for schools2000
Forward Theatre ProjectDevelopment workshops at HOME1000
Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery‘Dance First, Think Later’ contemporary art programme5000
Hope Street Ltd‘On The Verge’ 2015 Festival2000
Irene Taylor TrustMusic in Prisons - North West project2000
Kendal Brewery Arts Centre Trust LtdRefurbishment of the Malt Room5000
Lakeland Arts‘Canaletto: Celebrating Georgian Britain’ exhibition2000
LitfestTwo young people's projects1500
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary ArtThe Children's Biennial15000
Liverpool Lantern Company2015 Festival2000
Loud in Libraries‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ project2000
M6 Theatre Company‘SHINE’ drama workshops3000
Macclesfield Barnaby Festival‘La Lune’ & ‘Faust’ elements of the 2016 festival3500
Manchester Camerata‘I Have A Dream’ creative music project2000
Manchester Centre for Regional History‘Granadaland’ oral history project3000
Oldham Coliseum TheatreThe Teaching Theatre Programme2500
Quarantine‘Summer, Winter. Autumn. Spring.’2000
Tmesis TheatreResearch and development for 'Happy Ever After’2000
Turf Love‘Unsung’ new theatre production2000
University of Manchester Faculty of Engineering‘Robot Orchestra’3000
Wingates BandCD Recording for Centenary Year2000
Youth Dance England‘U. Dance’ in the North West2500
Grants Awarded Year ending March 2017Description£
20 Stories HighMerseyside Schools tour2500
42nd Street‘The Horsfall' redevelopment project5000
Art Gene‘Places and Spaces' project2000
Art with Heart CICNorth West tour of ‘Declaration’2000
Aunty Social‘Wurlitza, Minima workshops and lecture' for Winter Gardens Film Festival 20172500
Blackpool Museum TrustCreation of The Blackpool Museum20000
Box of Tricks Theatre Company‘PlayBox' and 'New Tricks' playwright programme2500
Chester Mystery Plays2018 productions of the Chester Mystery Plays2000
Clonter Farm Music TrustPerformance projects for Schools2000
Community Arts North WestDigital Arts Trail 'Hidden Tales of the Rochdale Underground'2000
DaDaFestDaDaFest International 2016 'Skin Deep'7500
Dukes Theatre‘Alternative Outcomes' project2000
English National Ballet‘Giselle' participation programme3000
EnJOY Arts‘Her Hidden Histories’ project1000
Glossop Music FestivalNine workshops and concerts in schools for the 2016 Festival3000
Granby Four Streets Community Land TrustResidency space for artistic production and community use10000
IWM NorthWyndham Lewis exhibition3000
Littleborough Arts FestivalMusic workshops and lantern parade for 2016 Festival1000
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust over 4 yearsEstablishment of Everyman Company of Actors20000
Manchester HistoriesTwo new arts and science commissions1500
MATE Productions CICCommunity gardens tour of The Tempest 20171000
Merseyside Dance InitiativeLEAP Festival and dedicated dance space3000
Metal Culture ‘Different Trains: Liverpool'3000
National Black Arts AlliancePublic launch of Black History Month 20161000
Northern BalletNorth West element of tour of 'Tortoise and the Hare'2000
Northern Chamber OrchestraSchools workshops and concerts in Stockport3000
PsapphaThree concerts in Manchester to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Psappha2000
Psappha‘Bridging the Gap’ series3000
Royal Exchange Theatre‘BIRTH' international project. 7 new commissions.3000
Salford Community Leisure TrustNew Collections Gallery in Salford Museum and Art Gallery4000
Sefton Park Palm House Preservation TrustPurchase of new staging2000
Unity TheatreCapital redevelopment programme30000
University of Central Lancashire and RI Young Scientist CentreTwo workshops for primary and secondary schools in the North West2000
We Make Places CIC‘Flyover Takeover' cultural programme1000
Windows Project‘Memory, Murals and Visions of the Future' for Calder Kids Adventure Playground.1000
Z-arts‘Big Imaginations’ NW Festival of Children's Theatre2000
Grants Awarded Year ending March 2018Description£
Africa OyŽThe OyŽ Active Zone for the 2017 Anniversary Festival.2000
Black-ERedevelopment programme.15000
Bluecoat Display Centre4 Window installations and workshops for 2018 creative programme.2000
British Science AssociationÔBeyond the Classroom: Creative STEM Experiences' in the North West.4000
British Science Association Ð Manchester BranchScience Tent for Caribbean Carnival of Manchester.1000
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture CentreDavid Swithenbank retrospective.1000
Comedy TrustÔThe Happier, Healthier Village' event.2000
Create (Arts) LtdCreative: Connection Cumbria - arts project.1000
Dukes TheatreVerbatim theatre piece 'One Girl, One Pen'.2500
Engineering Development TrustSTEM tasters for North West Schools4000
European Opera CentreCasting and training of principal roles for Verdi's 'Falstaff''.2000
Feelgood Theatre ProductionsÔA Midsummer Night's Dream' outdoor production and Summer School.2000
Fittings Multimedia ArtsÔVogue: The House of Krip' project.1000
Grosvenor MuseumMichael Sandle: ÔMonumental Rage' exhibition2000
HallŽ Concerts SocietyHallŽ St Peter's Phase 2 development project.50000
Heron Corn Mill (Beetham) LtdÔBeautiful End' arts project.2000
Hope Street LimitedÔOn the Verge' Festival 2017.3000
Irene Taylor TrustMusic in Prisons projects in HMP Styal and HMP Thorn Cross.2000
Live Music Now - North WestÔDoorways to Music' - concerts and workshops for special schools.2000
Liverpool BiennialChildren's Biennial 2018 - 'Time Moves Quickly' arts programme.10000
Macclesfield Barnaby FestivalÔMacclesfield Swings' and 'Dinner Dates' for 2018 Festival.3000
Manchester HistoriesYoung people's project as part of 2018 Manchester Histories Festival.2000
Manchester Jewish Museum (3 instalments)ÔScratch' programme to form part of the museum's development project.30000
Marple BandReplacement uniforms.1000
Metal Culture'Different Trains 1947'.3000
Music Action InternationalÔCrisis Choirs' new music programme supporting refugees & asylum seekers.2030
Northern BalletNorth West tour of 'Ugly Duckling'.2000
Northern Festival Network - Wild RumpusScience and arts project for The Bluedot Festival 2017.2030
Octagon Theatre Trust LtdRedevelopment to renew and up-date the Octagon Theatre.45000
OLC (One Latin Culture)Latin American Weekend of Culture.2000
Oldham Coliseum Theatre LtdBuilding of a new Coliseum Theatre.75000
Royal Court Theatre TrustCompletion of the renovation of Royal Court Theatre.20000
Royal Exchange TheatreNew work by The Elders Company.2500
Royal Northern College of MusicMusic historical project to commemorate the centenary of World War I.3000
Rubbish Shakespeare Company LtdDevelopment and tour of 'Romeo & Juliet' and workshops1000