Issue 290: Trusts and foundations

  • Trusts and foundations

    Photo of two actors on stage
    04 Feb 2016

    For small arts companies, it’s a fiercely competitive time to be applying for funding from trusts and foundations. Annie Rigby and Natalie Querol share their very different experiences. 

    Annie’s story

    I am generally an optimist and can be relied upon to find positives in most situations. However, I have to admit that Unfolding Theatre’s experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations over the past three years has been pretty frustrating. Looking back, this is probably down to our expectations and an underestimation of how hard the current climate is for trust and foundation fundraising as a small, young organisation. Optimism meets reality, perhaps.

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