John Feeney Charitable Trust

Recent grants:






Feeney Commissions

Feeney Ballet Scholarship

Grants made in 2017

21 grants were made, totalling £30,700.

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 CIC Artist development programme 1,500

Birmingham Bach Choir

Performance of Bach's B Minor Mass 1,000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Community engagement workshops 1,000

Capsule Events Ltd

'Big Sounds for Little People' children's engagement



Residency and exhibition exploring Birmingham's industrial and musical heritage


Crafts Council

'Make Your Future' education progamme 1,000

Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts

African Arts Week in North Birmingham 2,000
Ikon Gallery Exhibition of work of Thomas Bock (c1793-1855) £2,000

National Youth Orchestra

NYO Inspire residential rehearsal and concert tour 1,000

One Dance UK

U.Dance 2017 involving 300 young dancers, 7% of whom are likely to be disabled

Performances Birmingham Mid-Week Explorer and Musical Picnics programme 1,000
RBSA In-depth curatorial mentoring scheme 1,000
Stage2 Youth Theatre Support for Subsidy Fund 1,000

Welsh National Opera

Music workshops in Birmingham primary schools 1,000
  Total Arts 17,500


Friction Arts

'Wholesale Memory-Portraiture' celebrating history and traders of Wholesale Market Birmingham

Roundhouse Birmingham (National Trust)

To bring new life to survivor of Birmingham's industrial past

Vintage Trains Guide book and information boards for visitors £2,000
Women & Theatre

To research the life Len Vale-Onslow and his contribution to the motorcycling industry *

  Total Heritage £11,000

*This project is currently financially unable to proceed, and Trustees have agreed to award the grant, instead, to Women & Theatre’s ‘Women of Longbridge’ project.

Open Spaces

Queen Alexandra College To create a shared community garden space £1,000
Trees for Cities To plant 1000 trees on public green space £500
Warley Woods Community Trust To buy a large chain saw £700
  Total Open Spaces £2,200
  Grand total £30,700

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