Cherwell Theatre Company



Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Main Grants

Grant awarded

£30,000 over 24 months


To support Amplify, a new participatory programme in three diverse settings to overcome barriers faced by specific groups of young people in accessing CTC’s youth theatre offer, and to promote a more diverse and inclusive arts workforce. This project responds to need identified in a previous Ragdoll Foundation supported project, the Tell your Story Festival (awarded main grant funding in 2019-20).

Who, what, where

  • Children & young people 8-18 years, from the local community, including of UK minority ethnic heritage, some with additional needs or who are neurodiverse
  • Performing arts, theatre
  • Equality of access to the arts, young person’s voice
  • England, South East, Banbury – in three community settings

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This was a strong, well-articulated proposal to build on learning from an earlier Ragdoll Foundation supported project. The participant groups had been carefully and sensitively identified, and sound partnerships in place. Creative work was tailored to each different setting and need of the young people.