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Recent Grants & Underwritings

Recipient: Canterbury Music Club
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

To support their 75th anniversary concert featuring Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord) and Jonathan Manson (viola da gamba) playing music by J S Bach, Couperin and St. Colombe.

Recipient: Canterbury Operatic Society
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Underwriting

To support their production of ‘The Mikado’ at the Marlowe Theatre in March 2017.

Recipient: Playtime Theatre Company
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

Based in Whitstable, Playtime Theatre Company gives performance and production opportunities to young people locally and internationally. The grant enabled them to replace their ten year old computer system.

Recipient: Whitstable Art Society
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £175
Type of award:Grant

To support the Society’s annual exhibition held at the Horsebridge Centre in October.

Recipient: Canterbury Life Drawing Group
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

To support the drawing group to give a ten week course on landscape painting in acrylic for Porchlight,a charity for the homeless.

Recipient: Ben Russell and the Charmers
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £100
Type of award:Grant

To support their collaboration with a French reggae band, make a music video and collaborative recording, and put on a joint performance.

Recipient: Canterbury Shakespeare Festival
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support their second festival, in August 2016, and particularly to involve a wide range of people from the local community in support and performance.

Recipient: East Bridge Chorale
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support their 2016 summer concert, performed in St. Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich, including Mozart’s ‘Mass In C Minor’, with a full orchestra.

Recipient: Kent Piano Festival
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

An annual event held in St. Edmund’s School Canterbury, giving experience of public performance to younger musicians. The award provides a prize bursary to attend the Kent International Piano Course.

Recipient: Whitstable Music Society
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

To support the season’s primary concert given by the Pro Arte Piano Quartet in February.

Recipient: Adam De Ville
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support the installation ‘Something Between Us’ at the Beaney Library, exploring our relationship with books and libraries, developed at the University For The Creative Arts and King’s School

Recipient: Kent Coast Theatre
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support its Workshop Acting courses at the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, and its inaugural production of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, also at the Horsebridge.

Recipient: East Kent Community Performing Arts Company
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support performances of a new musical drama based on the life and murder of Matilda Hacker, a Canterbury eccentric of the 18th century, performed in November 2016 at the Arden Theatre, Faversham

Recipient: Canterbury Operatic Society
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for production of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ in May 2016 at Marlowe Theatre

Recipient: Daniel Tomkinson
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for the ‘Canterbury Big Sing!’ project, backed by CCCU, providing workshops to 300 Canterbury schoolchildren and a live choral performance at the Marlowe Theatre in April 2016

Recipient: Music at St. Peters
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for their concert in February 2016 by the Sacconi String Quartet

Recipient: WhitLit
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £290
Type of award:Grant

Support for Whitstable Literary Festival in May 2016, which focuses on Ian Fleming and his Kentish connections

Recipient: Canterbury Ladies Choir
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Contribution towards the travel and hotel costs when performing in Rheims and Paris with local choirs. 

Recipient: Canterbury Music Club
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Support for concert in December 2015 by the Marian Consort, an internationally known early music ensemble

Recipient: Canterbury Choral Society
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria at Canterbury Cathedral in January 2016

Recipient: Ben Russell and the Charmers
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £300
Type of award:Underwriting

Funding towards a performance at the Marlowe Studio in Canterbury which is a collaboration of UK and French reggae music, at which one of the highest profile French reggae bands will also be performing. 

Recipient: Whitlit Community Interest Group
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

Support towards budgeted costs of £10,200 for Whitstable Literary Festival in May 2015 and comprised 50 events featuring author talks, workshops, music and other performances celebrating the written word, for people of all interests and ages.

Recipient: Whitstable Art Society
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

Support towards the costs of hosting their primary annual art exhibition to be held at the Horsebridge in late October/early November.

Recipient: Whitstable Choral Society
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

Support towards the costs of the performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Dvorak’s Mass in D in Canterbury Cathedral on 11 July 2015.

Recipient: Kent Piano Festival
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £120
Type of award:Grant

Funding to provide two bursaries to the two main prize winners to enable them to attend the Kent International Piano course.

Recipient: Canterbury Players
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for their production of ‘Arcadia’ by Tom Stoppard in November 2015

Recipient: Canterbury Society of Art
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

For the purchase materials and fittings to self-construct a set of screens for hanging and displaying paintings by their members, which will be used to widen the range of displays and exhibitions they can undertake.

Recipient: East Bridge Chorale
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £350
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for their performance of Bruckner’s Mass No.1 in D Minor and Mozart’s Regina Coeli, with orchestra, at St. Mary’s Arts Centre, Sandwich in September 2015.

Recipient: Playtime Theatre Company
Awarded: Jun 2015
Value: £350
Type of award:Grant

Equipment grant to purchase a new storage shed as they have added 2 new plays to their repertoire and need additional storage for scenery and props.