Theatre Protection Fund small grants scheme

The Theatres Trust, which works with commercial, public and voluntary sectors to secure a sustainable future for theatre buildings, has announced that it is now accepting applications through its Theatre Protection Fund small grants scheme.

Through the scheme, theatres run by charities and not-for-profit groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 in order to carry out capital improvements to enhance their work within the local community.  The types of works that can be funded include:

  • Urgent building repairs
  • Environmental improvements
  • Works to enhance physical accessibility, etc.

Applicants have to own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than five years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Applicants also need to demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, community and/or amateur work presenting no less than 30 performances a year. For more information, visit

There are no closing dates and applications can be submitted at any time.

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.