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Five London theatres awarded funding for building improvements

Applecart Arts in London, one of five venues to receive a grant of £5,000 from the Theatres Trust Applecart Arts in London, one of five venues to receive a grant of £5,000 from the Theatres Trust
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The Park Theatre is among five small London theatres that have secured funding from the Theatres Trust to improve their buildings.

The organisation’s London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, now in its third year, supports venues in need of immediate repairs, or improvements on its accessibility or working conditions. It was established by the Mackintosh Foundation in partnership with the London Mayor’s Office.

Applecart Arts, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Chats Palace, and the Space join the Park Theatre in each receiving a grant of £5,000 for various repairs including alarm and lighting systems.

Theatres Trust director Jon Morgan said: “London has a unique collection of theatres and its thriving culture relies on performance spaces of all sizes. The smaller theatres across London often operate on fragile business models and struggle for investment.

“We see supporting theatres, which are taking care of their buildings so they can continue to serve their communities, as key to our mission. For these organisations a small grant makes a big difference.”

Applications for the scheme’s next round are now open and will close on January 25 2018.

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