Work we've funded

1668 grants found

  • £10 – £4927500
  • 2006/07 – 2018/19

Act On It

Explore and Test: The drama toolkit

Act On It is a social enterprise using drama to raise achievement amongst groups experiencing disadvantage. This grant will support a programme that aims in particular to improve social communication skills with four primary schools in Essex through drama and to embed the arts in the curriculum.

ACTA Community Theatre Limited

More and Better: acta Foundation: extending the programme; enriching the workforce; sharing learning

ACTA is a community theatre, which engages people from marginalised communities from across Bristol in the creation and performance of their own original theatre. This grant will support ACTA’s core programme and Foundation initiative. This includes delivering participatory theatre activities with new community groups, training and mentoring a new generation of community theatre facilitators and contributing to sector development through CPD sessions and quarterly seminars.

Action for Kids

Boosting the long-term work prospects of school children with learning disabilities

  • Grant amount: £47,540 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2015/16
  • Location: London

Action for Kids plans to work with schools across eight North London boroughs, encouraging them to make the voice of young people with learning disabilities central to planning for their future. This grant will contribute to senior staff salaries to enable them to spend time influencing school leaders and spreading good practice.


Action Foundation

Explore and Test: Learning English Together (LET) - ESOL for small groups

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: North East

Action Foundation’s initiative, Learning English Together (LET), will equip churches and other community groups to provide English language support for migrants who face barriers to accessing formal ESOL provision. Action Foundation will develop a social franchise model, providing training, support and resources for small volunteer-run groups to enable them to help migrants and refugees to learn English through practical activities facilitating integration.

Action Space London Events Limited

Explore and Test: Broadening Horizons, a series of innovative, creative workshops across London

Action Space London supports the development of artists with learning disabilities. It plans to trial half-day workshops in public spaces across London. These will be facilitated by people with learning disabilities to enable their peers to explore their creativity and enjoyment of visual arts.

Action Transport Theatre Company Ltd

  • Grant amount: £56,600 over 24 months
  • Date awarded: 2016/17
  • Location: North West

Action Transport Theatre Company is a professional theatre company making work ‘for, by and with’ children and young people, based in Ellesmere Port. This grant will develop a digital arts outreach programme, using technology such as mobile phones and tablets. This will form a base on which to build more engagement and drama based approaches supported by a youth and community artist. Activities will take place in community venues and public places such as parks. Additionally the project will create a ‘story’ or narrative, which will link the different pieces of work undertaken.

Active Citizens FE

  • Grant amount: £74,317 over 12 months
  • Fund: Education Open Grants: Speaking & Listening Skills
  • Date awarded: 2012/13
  • Location: UK Wide

Widening access to public speaking – continuation of work by LSN which has gone into administration

Active Citizens FE

  • Grant amount: £146,800 over 26 months
  • Fund: Education Open Grants: Speaking & Listening Skills
  • Date awarded: 2014/15
  • Location: Multi-region

A two-year, citizenship-focused pilot, using a student-planned conference model to explicitly develop the speaking and listening skills of 120 Foundation Level learners across 8 colleges, and supporting FE staff across these colleges to design new strategies for developing speaking and listening skills with all their students.

Actors' Workshop Youth Theatre

  • Grant amount: £50,036 over 36 months
  • Fund: Arts Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2006/07
  • Location: Yorkshire & Humber

The post of Projects and Resource Manager is funded over three years to enable the organisation to build its capacity to meet local demand and develop strategically.

Advantages of Age

Advantages of Age Business Academy

Advantages of Age seeks to research, develop, test and pilot a training programme aimed at men and women, ages 50 and up, who have been made redundant from employment and are seeking to fulfil their potential through new career opportunities. Their mission is to empower mature entrepreneurs to create a business suited to their skills and experience with the potential to succeed in today’s tough economy. The Academy will host monthly sessions with industry experts, provide opportunities for peer-to-peer support and will offer a web portal containing additional assets and links.