Andrew Lloyd Webber established the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation in 1992 with the object of promoting the arts, culture and heritage for the benefit of the public.
Funding is for not-for-profit projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives in the UK.
Priority will be given to projects that enable people to develop skills and careers in heritage and in all areas of the performing arts (music, dance and drama) but other areas will be considered.
For the purposes of funding:
- Real means an appreciable and significant difference. For example, something that affects one person’s life to a great extent, possibly leading to a significantly improved probability that the person will be involved in the Arts on an ongoing basis (i.e., by having a career in the Arts) and something that affects many people’s lives, (i.e., through improved access to the Arts).
- Difference implies that the funding award contributes to something that would not otherwise happen, without the making of such awards. This might (but need not necessarily) include the overcoming of special difficulties/obstacles.
- Ongoing refers to something that is going to have a long-term benefit and an ongoing effect on people’s lives, rather than ‘an effect that is ephemeral’.
Groups can submit their contact details to start the application process at any time.