Cardboard Citizens changes the lives of homeless and displaced people through theatre and the performing arts, occupying a unique space that bridges the worlds of the arts and social welfare.
Over the last 20 years we have enjoyed getting to know a vast array of trusts and foundations wanting to support us as theatre-makers, as educators, as tellers of the homelessness story.
I am very glad I came, and was rather moved by the whole experience. I thought the play and the acting were both really high quality – not a surprise, of course, given your reputation, but it was interesting to witness it myself. I was especially impressed by how eagerly the men seemed to engage with the format.
Dorothée Irving, Grants Manager, Paul Hamlyn
Today support from Trusts & Foundations is integral each and every programme we run, whether our national Forum Theatre Tour, our training and progression support for homeless participants, ACT NOW for young homeless people, or our larger scale theatre productions that shine a spotlight on the untold stories of the homeless. Contributing 22% of our income, we rely on Trust support to sustain and develop the quality and scope of our work.
Over the next few years we want to meet more Trusts and Foundations excited by the authenticity and transformative power of our work. By building strong relationships in this field, Cardboard Citizens can remain resilient in uncertain times for the arts and those working with the homeless.
If you’d like to know more about supporting Cardboard Citizens in this way, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Lauren Adair, on 020 7377 8948 or Lauren@cardboardcitizens.org.uk