Micro Grants recipients announced

After a great response to our COVID-19 Adaptations Micro Grants, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now in the process of distributing just over £9,000 in investment to our successful applicants. 

The COVID-19 Adaptations Micro Grants, funded by the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund (administered by SCVO) and the Gannochy Trust, will be used to fulfil lots of small-but-essential projects, helping the sector to prepare for returning to in-person classes.

The money will be going towards upgraded Zoom subscriptions, website development, technical equipment, a pop-up event space, contactless payment software, developing an online filmmaking course, development time for facilitators, and much, much more. Of course, some of the money will also be going towards that all-important PPE! 

We hope the money helps out with adaptations, and congratulations to our successful applicants. We look forward to hearing all about the projects in the coming weeks.

Further details can be found below.

OrganisationAmountWhat will the money be used for?
Third Thread£119.90Zoom subscription, to enable online workshops
Mix Up Theatre£250.00Website development funding, to make online content more accessible
Performance Collective Stranraer£500.00To develop PCS Oasis, and an outdoor workshop/pop-up event space
Firefly Arts£500.00To develop the Joy Sessions, an outdoor workshop programme
Show Works Theatre£500.00To purchase equipment to aid production of online content
Overdrive Dance Company£496.99To run an Online Workshop Programme, working towards developing dance theatre performance with young men in Glasgow
Orbit of the Moon£500.00Fees and resources for setting up a new company, which has emerged as a direct impact of COVID-19
Edinburgh Youth Theatre£500.00To develop an online filmmaking course
Amy Hall Gibson (Freelance)£500.00To pilot a model for outdoor youth theatre
Hidden Route£480.00To employ a freelance sound designer to lead a workshop in creating sound for digital performance
Glass Performance (Polmont Youth Theatre)£480.00Development time for facilitators to create a socially distanced programme with Polmont Youth Theatre
MBArts£500.00To upgrade technical equipment and online platforms
Largs Youth Theatre£500.00To purchase signage & PPE to aid return to face-to-face workshops
Glasgow Acting Academy£500.00To purchase signage & PPE to aid return to face-to-face workshops
Creative Spark Theatre Arts£250.00To purchase technical equipment to improve their digital programme
Rachael Keiler (Freelance)£420.00Technical equipment to aid facilitation, and development time to research new youth theatre provision in Fife
Strange Town£500.00To purchase software to make membership process contactless; and PPE to aid return to face-to-face workshops
Theatre Sans Accents£500.00To pilot a blended project enabling young people to learn linguistic and artistic skills using online and physical resources
Marylin Wilson (Freelance)£250.00To purchase PPE to aid return to face-to-face workshops
Regal Youth Company£299.00To purchase PPE to aid return to face-to-face workshops
Ochils Youth Community Initiative£460.00To undertake a research and development project around the needs of their young people resulting from COVID restrictions


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