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  • The Leche Trust

    Created: 28/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    The Trust offers grants in two areas: performing arts and conservation.

    Priorities for performing arts grants are:

    • The development, production and/or performance of new works in music, theatre, dance and performance across all genres
    • To support artists’ professional development through programmes that address a clear need or gap in development. These programmes can be aimed at early or mid-career artists but they need to reflect current context and practices

    Heritage conservation grants support the conservation of historically, artistically and culturally significant buildings and objects dating from before 1837 that are in urgent need of remedial treatment.

    Fund award sizes

    Minimum: £500

    Maximum: £5,000

    Annually awarded: £224,737

    Annual total, average and success rate from 2022. A total of £125,840 was awarded to 64 performing arts projects. A total of £98,897 was awarded to 43 conservation projects.

    Performing arts grants are typically around £4,000 – sometimes smaller and rarely larger.

    Conservation grants are typically around £2,000 and under £5,000, but occasionally larger.

    Who Can Apply

    Applicants must be UK registered charities, public authorities or public institutions.


    Trustees do not normally fund:

    • General appeals for funding
    • Structural repairs to buildings
    • New buildings or the installation of modern facilities and services
    • Amateur/non-professional performance
    • Training and development projects aimed at those aged under 18

    How to apply

    Apply online via the Trust website.

    The closing date for applications is Friday 03 May 2024. They will let applicants know the outcome by 17 June 2024. 

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