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Grants Made 2015

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid
Square Chapel Trust, Halifax towards the Cornerstone capital development project to expand facilities at the arts venue, including a new 108 seat multi purpose auditorium £ 150,000
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society towards the refurbishment of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall £ 150,000
Royal National Theatre, London towards the redevelopment and transformation of the National Theatre to position it for the 21st century £ 150,000
Royal Opera House Foundation, London towards creation of ROH Costume Centre at the High House Production Park, Purfleet, Thurrock £ 150,000
York Museums Trust towards the redevelopment of York Art Gallery £ 150,000
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) towards the fundraising campaign to mark the 150th anniversary of LAMDA and specifically the capital redevelopment of the Talgarth site (2nd payment of 2) £ 125,000
Tate Gallery, London towards Tate St Ives Phase 2, a 3 storey extension and remodelling the gallery £ 125,000
Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust towards building an Education and Skills Centre £ 100,000
Poetry Society, London towards the continuation of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014-2016 (2nd payment of 3) £ 83,000
South Bank Centre, London towards transforming the Festival Wing (1st payment of 2) £ 75,000
Charleston Trust, Lewes towards expanding education, storage and visitor facilities and improving  the experience of Charleston House (2nd payment of 2) £ 75,000
Charleston Trust, Lewes towards expanding education, storage and visitor facilities and improving  the experience of Charleston House £ 75,000
Wigmore Hall Trust, London towards the major refurbishment of backstage spaces and installation of international digital broadcast services £ 75,000
Somerset House Trust, London towards the New Wing capital costs associated with the creation of Somerset House Studios (£50K to phase 3 and £50K to phase 5) £ 50,000
London Philharmonic Orchestra towards the Foyle Future Firsts apprenticeship scheme for emerging orchestral musicians, 2013-2015 (final payment of 3) £ 50,000
Ayr Gaiety Partnership towards phase 4 capital improvements to the Grade B Listed theatre £ 50,000
Cove Park, Argyll and Bute towards the construction of a new artists centre and two more units of accommodation £ 50,000
Phoenix Arts Association, Brighton towards the redevelopment of Phoenix Brighton £ 50,000
English National Ballet, London towards The Triple Bill contemporary dance programme in 2015 and 2016 (£45K towards Lest We Forget and £50K towards She Said) (1st payment of 2) £ 45,000
Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, Lancashire towards the 'Boo" Building Development project £ 45,000
Rothesay Pavilion towards the renovation and development of this Category A listed 1930's entertainment pavilion £ 40,000
Roses Theatre Trust, Tewkesbury towards renovation and upgrade of the 40 year old theatre £ 40,000
Turner Contemporary, Margate towards the new Head of Resources and Enterprises post over two years (1st payment of 2) £ 40,000
Royal Drawing School, London towards launching a new Associates Programme for young people aged 14+ £ 35,000
Battersea Arts Centre towards collaborative touring network access programme to promote arts programming in Arts cold spots in the UK £ 35,000
Leicester Print Workshop towards the cost of acquiring, developing and equipping new premises, a warehouse in Leicester's cultural quarter £ 35,000
Spike Island Art Space, Bristol towards purchasing medium range and high-end audio-visual equipment £ 30,000
Opera Rara, London towards the recording and performance of opera, Zaza £ 30,000
National Centre for Circus Arts, London towards the Circus development programme in 2015/16 providing a range of support and development opportunities for over 400 professional circus artists each year £ 30,000
Glyndebourne Productions, Lewes towards new digital education programme to increase new opera audiences and support the schools programme over 2 years (1st payment of 2) £ 30,000
Garage Trust, Norwich towards the refurbishment of The Garage performing arts and training+ space £ 30,000
Diss Corn Hall Trust, Norfolk towards the restoration of Diss Corn Hall £ 30,000
Derby QUAD Limited towards a programme of capital works to extend Quad's screening and digital capacity and to generate additional income £ 30,000
Unicorn Theatre, London towards a joint production, 'Martyr' by Unicorn Theatre and Actors Touring Company on the theme of religious extremism within a school environment which will tour England £ 30,000
WAC Arts, London towards transitional core funding to support the delivery of the professional music theatre diploma in 15/16 £ 25,000
Artangel Trust, London towards the new Resources Fund to showcase work at smaller regional museums over 2 years (1st payment of 2) £ 25,000
Hambleden Parochial Church Council towards match funding to support the rewiring and relighting of Hambleden Parish Church which is regularly used for classical music concerts £ 25,000
Kala Sangam, Bradford towards refurbishment works to St Peter's House to support work with professional artists and to generate additional earned income £ 25,000
Scarborough Theatre Trust Limited towards creating a new Outreach Centre, Wardrobe and Furniture store at Stephen Joseph Theatre £ 25,000
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh towards 'Space for Sound' campaign to refurbish the Scottish Poetry Library £ 25,000
Strange Cargo Arts Company Limited, Folkestone towards capital works to enable the relocation of gallery and offices to production space, The Factory £ 25,000
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool towards 'Random Encounters' community programme, part of the Frequency Festival during half term in October 2015 £ 20,000
TYA UK Centre of ASSITEJ, Birmingham towards the cultural learning programme to accompany the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, 'On The Edge' in Birmingham in July 2016 £ 20,000
Three Choirs Festival Association, Gloucester towards core costs of the Three Choirs Festival in 2015/16 £ 20,000
Other Room, Cardiff towards the Spring 2016 programme, 'Life or Death' £ 20,000
New Cut Arts (NCA), Halesworth towards refurbishment of the The Cut arts centre £ 20,000
Music Theatre Wales, Cardiff to support the touring costs of a new opera, a partnership project for Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera £ 20,000
Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians towards the core costs to support musical education for young people in London £ 20,000
Fry Art Gallery Society, Saffron Walden towards purchasing the gallery building freehold £ 20,000
Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts, London towards repair works to enable the East Block building to be leased, contributing to the organisations financial sustainability (final payment of 2) £ 20,000
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Poole towards the BSO Cornwall Residency in April 2015 £ 20,000
Chapter (Cardiff) Ltd towards renewing technical equipment for the main theatre and second performance space £ 20,000
Chichester Art Trust towards piloting the new Children's Open Art Competition in 2015 £ 20,000
Chisenhale Gallery, London towards lighting upgrade to the Chisenhale Gallery £ 20,000
Dance Umbrella, London to support for the new Commission Fund in 2015 £ 20,000
Free Word, London towards improvements to increase the operational efficiency of the Free Word Centre £ 20,000
Manchester International Festival, Parsonage towards the development of 'Neck of the Woods', a new commission for Manchester International Festival 2015 £ 20,000
Motionhouse, Leamington Spa towards the expansion of the Youth Academy project, dance and education programme for schools and young peope in the West Midlands £ 20,000
Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust match funding towards the Cathedral Organ project, with Foyle Foundation funds specifically for music education and outreach activities £ 20,000
St John's Smith Square Charitable Trust, London towards the London Festival of Baroque Music in May 2015 £ 20,000
The Albany, London towards core costs in 2015/16 to develop the Fun Palaces project £ 20,000
Unlimited Theatre, Leeds towards The Astro Challenge, an interactive, web based arts science adventure for 7 to 13 year olds £ 20,000
Norwich Puppet Theatre towards lease of van to support touring £ 19,000
Yard Theatre, London towards core costs to aid long-term sustainability £ 17,000
Manchester Jazz Festival towards a new cross art form commission, a collaboration between Manchester Jazz Festival and Manchester Literature Festival £ 17,000
World Heart Beat Music Academy, London towards supporting 70 young people to participate in the music programme £ 15,000
Soundwave Cumbria, Workington towards 'Do It Yourself Music' programme for one year, a new professional development scheme for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people living in rural communities £ 15,000
Sinfonia Cymru, Llanishen towards 20:20 programme celebrating the 20th anniversary in 2016 £ 15,000
National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund), London towards a curatorial traineeship in photography in association with the V&A and Graves Gallery in Sheffield £ 15,000
City of London Sinfonia towards the new box office and website system £ 15,000
City Arts (Nottingham) towards a support and showcase programme for up to 60 artists for one year £ 15,000
Bruiser Theatre Company, Belfast towards touring costs for 'Playhouse Creatures' £ 15,000
Bamboozle Theatre Company, Leicester towards developing and touring a production suitable for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder £ 15,000
Alnwick District Playhouse Trust towards core costs in 2015/16 £ 15,000
20 Stories High, Liverpool towards the production and touring costs of 'BROKE 'n' BEAT', a collaboration between 20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites £ 15,000
Arts Depot Trust Limited, London towards delivering the Creation Centre £ 15,000
HighTide Festival Productions, London towards set up costs and audience development work connected to Hightide's move to Aldeburgh £ 15,000
Orchestras for All, London towards NOFA Spring and Summer programme in 2014 (£20K) and 2015 (£15K) (final payment of 2) £ 15,000
Propeller Theatre Company, Canterbury towards 'Pocket Propeller' to tour short productions of Shakespeare's plays to schools and venues throughout the UK in 2015 £ 15,000
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Edinburgh towards purchase of equipment to support the tour of Alba: The Songs of Scotland tour of the Highlands and Islands £ 15,000
Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells towards replacing the existing manual rigging system £ 15,000
Children's Concerts, Chichester to assist with the cost of coach transport to enable children from state primary schools to attend concerts between 2015 and 2017 (year 1: £10K grant, year 2: match funding up to £5K and year 3: match funding up to £2.5K) (1st & 2nd payment of 3) £ 15,000
Waterside Theatre Company, Londonderry to cover replacing the auditorium curtains and installation of new lighting bars and star cloth £ 14,000
DU Dance (NI), Belfast towards the International Youth Dance Festival in September 2015 £ 14,000
Artsadmin, London towards a technical equipment upgrade for Toynbee Studios £ 14,000
Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, London towards the cost of one St John's Smith Square concert £ 12,500
Project Space Leeds, Leeds towards The Feast Wagon, an exhibition and events programme taking place at the Tetley from 7th October 2015 to 10th January 2016 £ 12,500
Company Chordelia, Glasgow towards development of a new community opera, Vanora:The Opera to be presented in Perthshire, as part of the "Cateran's Common Wealth" project £ 11,000
CoMA Contemporary Music for All, London towards the National Festival of Contemporary Music for All in March 2016 £ 10,000
Beccles Lido Limited to upgrade the lighting and sound systems at the public hall £ 10,000
Caius House, London towards capital costs to develop facilities for the youth performing arts programme £ 10,000
Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd, London towards the running costs of the arts and culture movement, What Next? over two years (final payment of 2) £ 10,000
ABO Trust, London to cover the cost of the database design and maintenance, part of the Hear Again project: a 3 year action research project to support repeat programming of contemporary repertoire by British Orchestras £ 10,000
Puppet Place Trust, Bristol towards the Bristol Festival of Puppetry in August 2015 £ 10,000
Photo Festival Belfast towards the Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition in spring 2016 £ 10,000
Open School East, London towards the artist development and creative learning programme in 2016 and towards core costs £ 10,000
Open School East, London towards the artist development and creative learning programme in 2016 and towards core costs £ 10,000
Modern Poetry in Translation, Oxford towards the income sustainability project, specifically on the E-commerce platform and CRM system plus contribution to Web and Communications Officer £ 10,000
HMDT Music, London to support the performance component of Trench Brothers - a primary schools First World War commemorative project £ 10,000
Derry Theatre Trust, Londonderry towards InterAct Youth Arts Festival & Youth Forum 2015 £ 10,000
Belfast Exposed Photography towards the pilot year of the emerging artist programme £ 10,000
East Neuk Festival, Edinburgh towards two new projects at part of the 2015 festival £ 10,000
In Your Space, Derry towards the Carnival of Colours two-day festival in August 2015 £ 10,000
Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool towards establishing a biennial international dance festival, specifically towards Leap 2015 £ 10,000
National Opera Studio, London to support trainees participating in semi staged contemporary opera scenes £ 10,000
NTC Touring Theatre Company, Alnwick towards core costs in 2015/16 £ 10,000
Oxford Playhouse Trust towards the 8 venue tour of a new Oxford Playhouse children's production, 'The Man Who Discovered Dinosaurs' £ 10,000
Sound Connections, London towards the continuation of of the "Reaching out, Joining up" project in 2015 £ 10,000
Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant towards the 'Beyond the Walls" programme in 2015/16 to engage new audiences in creative activities across the Borough of Havant £ 10,000
Tinderbox Theatre Company, Belfast towards the cost of staging a new play by emerging Northern Irish playwright, Abbie Spallen at the MAC £ 10,000
Whirlybird Theatre Company, Glasgow towards funding a tour of The Worm  - An Underground Adventure and The Worm Inspectors to schools in East Renfrewshire in 2015 £ 10,000
Spacex, Exeter towards core costs in 2015/16 £ 10,000
Total: 112 items £ 3,509,000