The Lowry School Appeal 2019

for The Lowry Centre Trust

£0.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid = £0.00
Donated to The Lowry School Appeal 2019’s £5000.00 Goal

Help us raise funds to deliver free creative arts workshops for over 700 primary school children in some of the most deprived areas of Salford. Every pound we raise will be doubled by Alison and Noel Copley, founders of The Copley Prize!

Our target is to raise £5,000 between 20 June and 31 July 2019 so we can help Salford primary school children to develop their imagination, spark their creativity and bring curriculum subjects to life with professional artists using LS Lowry as inspiration.


The Lowry’s schools outreach programme targets schools in deprived areas of Salford that have had limited or no previous engagement with the arts and The Lowry. Many of them would not otherwise have access to or be able to afford workshops with professional artists or even basic art materials. The outreach programme delivers workshops with a professional artist in up to ten schools each year and provides teachers with art materials and resource packs to enable them to roll out similar workshops throughout the school. 


All participating pupils submit an entry to The Copley Prize, our prestigious art competition for children aged 4-11, with the winner seeing their work professionally exhibited for a year in The Lowry Galleries next to LS Lowry’s most celebrated works of art.

In 2016, 12,667 children in Salford were estimated to be living in poverty - that equals 23% of children, or 7 in a classroom of 30.


Your donation will help ensure that more children are able to take part in and benefit from arts activity that develops their imagination, sparks their creativity and brings curriculum subjects to life.


Thank you so much for your support!

All funds raised will be passed to The Lowry Centre Trust irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.

The charity

The Lowry is a cross-arts organisation and registered charity in Salford (no. 1053962). We welcome visitors to our three theatres, gallery spaces and we are also home to the UK's public collection of work by LS Lowry. Central to our vision is our commitment to our local communities in Salford, with particular focus on disadvantaged or marginalised young people and each year The Lowry engages with over 35,000 people from our communities through ground-breaking participation, learning and vocational training programmes which harnesses the arts to discover talents, improve skills, and boost confidence. Through our Learning and Engagement programme we aim to:

  • Change the lives of children and young people who are vulnerable or 'at-risk' e.g. Young Carers, Children in Care, Young Parents and those experiencing homeslessness, by raising their self-esteem and creative skills development
  • Provide real routes into training or employment for those who are, or at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • To discover, support and develop emerging artists and theatre-makers
  • To continue to bring the very best in world-class visual and performing arts to our regions
  • Use the arts as a powerful tool to inspire people to shape their lives and the lives of people around them for the better

Registered charity (no. 1053962).

Find out more about The Lowry Centre Trust

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