Full House Theatre


Apples and Lollipops – Creative Experiences for Traveller Children

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Main Grants

Grant awarded

£18,051 over 15 months


To support Apples and Lollipops: Creative Experiences for Traveller Children, a programme of creative experiences for children in Central Bedfordshire’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Who, what, where

  • Children 5-11 years, from local gypsy, Roma, traveller communities
  • Performing arts, theatre
  • Child’s voice, equality of access to the arts
  • England, East, Bedfordshire – on 3 traveller sites

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This was a clear, well-put-together, well-worked-out proposal to reach out to a community that is often overlooked by mainstream cultural organisations and misses out on creative experiences. The “why, what, and how” of the application were convincing, artistic quality looks high, and the trustees have every confidence that this project will succeed.