John Feeney Charitable Trust

Recent grants:






Feeney Commissions

Feeney Ballet Scholarship

Grants made in 2014

21 grants were made, totalling £34,500.

BE Festival
BE Festival

"The help of the John Feeney Charitable Trust was invaluable in helping us realise our ambitions and we hope to collaborate with the Trust again in the future to create exciting, inclusive theatre in the West Midlands."

"“I have learnt how to be free, and how to perform and get people to listen to you, to watch you. It’s important to get people’s attention"
Yulia aged 20


BE Festival - to develop BE Next to become a year-round programme of work 1000
Birmingham Bach Choir - for development of the Choir and outreach to young singers in the city 1000
Birmingham Children's Hospital - to sustain Ex Cathedra's 'Singing Medicine' programme to support children and young people at BCH 1000
Birmingham REP - to support Rails, by two emerging theatre makers, to tour to at least eight secondary schools 3000
Craftspace - to support In:Site graduate festival of creativity in Cathedral Square; commissioning fees for up to 15 graduates 3000
DanceXchange - to support choreographic development of a new work, Beauty of the Beast, with Company Chameleon, plus workshops and performance 1000
Elmhurst School for Dance - to fund a dance teacher for Elmhurst Associate Programme outreach initiative aimed at young dancers 8 - 11 3000
Ikon Gallery - to support production costs and exhibition catalogue for As Exciting as We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s, a highlight of the gallery's 50th anniversary year 2000
mac birmingham - towards a new commission and touring programme, Black Soldiers, with Birmingham-based artist Barbara Walker 3000
Midland Actors Theatre - towards tour of School fi Wifey in Birmingham and the West Midlands £1000
Music for Youth - towards their Regional and National Festival Programme in Birmingham 2014 and 2015 2000
Orchestra of the Swan - to develop and extend their commissioning programme, enabling Birmingham Conservatoire students to work alongside Resident Composer Dobrinka Tabakova 2000
The Play House (Bham) - to develop a new participatory TIE programme, Foreign Fields, to mark the centenary of World War I 2000
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – to support the New Curators project and associated exhibition in November 2015 2000
Stage 2 Youth Theatre Company – to support their Subsidy Fund 1000
Women and Theatre – to support their new production, For the Past 30 Years 1000
Total Arts 29,000


Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association – to develop the environmental sustainability of the Pen Museum £1500
Friends of Bournville Carillon – towards replacement of the upper two octaves of bells £1000
Total Heritage £2500

Open Spaces

Ackers Adventure – to purchase canoeing equipment for work with schools, youth and community groups £500
Birmingham Vernon Sea Cadets – to improve the outdoor space at their unit: benches and all-weather tables, garden tools etc. £500
Friends of Cotteridge Park – to develop a new forest adventure learning space to be launched at the annual community festival CoCoMAD £2000
Total Open Spaces £3000

Grand total


Subsequent to the Annual Meeting, in August 2014, Trustees agreed to make an additional grant of £10,000 to the Moor Pool Heritage Trust to support their purchase of the community assets of the Moor Pool Garden Suburb from Grainger plc for public and community benefit.

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