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Stage drapers J&C Joel launch grant scheme worth £10,000 for UK theatre

Theatres Trust director Jon Morgan with J&C Joel's James Wheelwright Theatres Trust director Jon Morgan with J&C Joel's James Wheelwright
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Stage drapers J&C Joel have launched a grant scheme in partnership with the Theatres Trust to give a theatre £10,000-worth of supplies and support.

J&C Joel manufactures and installs theatre drapery including front-of-house curtains, stage backdrops and blackout drapes, as well as installing and servicing stage engineering.

It has launched the Setting the Stage fund with the Theatres Trust to provide up to £10,000-worth of in-kind support to one, not-for-profit, theatre in the UK.

J&C Joel’s chief executive James Wheelwright said: “We are extremely proud to be able to work with the Theatres Trust to give something back to the industry that has been the key to our success. We hope the Setting the Stage fund will make a real difference to a theatre in need while benefitting the community it serves.”

Theatres can apply to the fund until November 30 and a shortlist will be announced in January. A judging panel will then visit the shortlisted venues and one successful applicant will be announced in February.

The Theatres Trust has been chosen by J&C Joel as its charity of the year, and the company will introduce a match funding scheme to its online shop. Every time a customer donates £1 to the trust when placing an order, J&C Joel will match this donation.

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