The Lowry Centre Trust

Registered Charity Number 1053962

Total raised
£14922.96 + £2385.32 Gift Aid = £17308.28
Fundraising
£13703.96
+ £2105.57 Gift Aid
Donations
£1219.00
+ £279.75 Gift Aid

About The Lowry Centre Trust

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

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Current fundraising pages

2019 Lowry School Appeal

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 between 20 June and 31 July 2019 will be doubled by Alison and Noel Copley, founders of The Copley Prize!
Our target is to raise £5,000 to 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 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 in Salford are able to take part in and benefit from arts activity.
Thank you so much for your support!

The Lowry Centre Trust

  • Arts & Culture

Manchester 10km

Here at Alexander & Co we have decided to put on our running shoes and help raise money for a wonderful local charity, The Lowry Centre Trust. They deliver life-changing work with vulnerable and hard-to-reach young people in Salford.
The amazing projects we are running the 10k for are:
Young people experiencing Homelessness Project The Lowry’s timely brand-new project ‘Put Big Light On’ will help young people experiencing homelessness to ‘be seen’ and noticed. Working alongside partner organisations The Lowry will tour a portable structure across all the boroughs in Greater Manchester, providing a vital space for young people to cook, share meals, feel safe, socialise and be creative. Also provided will be ‘grab bags’ including essential items such as hat, gloves, toothbrushes, deodorant and cereal bars freely available to take as needed. Following this we want to bring the young people to visit The Lowry and equip them with the skills, qualifications and confidence to be able to move towards a more positive future.
Looked After Children Project #GetInvolved is The Lowry’s free weekly drama drop-in session for children in care homes and foster homes across the city. Every week we provide transport so they can come to The Lowry to learn new skills, make friends and find a place of safety. 30+ young people meet regularly and get to see a range of theatre performances and enjoy workshops with visiting theatre companies exploring spoken word, performance poetry and beat-boxing to give them courage to share their thoughts and feelings. We provide pastoral and practical support to these young people and provide a sustained ‘home’ where they feel valued, welcome and where they can freely express themselves in creative ways. 50% of participants will achieve Arts Award qualifications – a nationally recognised qualification that for some will be their first-ever formal qualification.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference! Thank you so much for your support.

Rachel Millard

  • Arts & Culture

Julia Fawcett - The Lowry

Julia Fawcett

  • Other
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Current appeals

The Lowry School Appeal 2019

<p>Help us raise funds to deliver <strong>free </strong>creative arts workshops for over 700 primary school children in some of the most deprived areas of Salford. Every pound we raise will be <strong>doubled </strong>by Alison and Noel Copley, founders of The Copley Prize!</p><p><br></p><p>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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Thank you</strong> so much for your support!</p>

Lowry Christmas Appeal 2019

<p>Do something special this Christmas. Support The Lowry by donating to make a positive impact on young people’s mental health and well-being in Salford.<strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><br></p><p>Since 2011 our generous audiences, patrons and supporters have helped us raise an astonishing £240,000 through the Christmas Appeal, which has directly supported our life-changing Learning and Engagement work in Salford. </p><p><br></p><p>This year the Christmas Appeal will support our work with vulnerable and at-risk young people in Salford, aiming to positively impact young people’s mental health and well-being across a broad range of our projects.</p><p><br></p><p>Salford has some of the highest levels of poor mental health in the country (Salford Mental Wellbeing Strategy). Research shows that 15% of children in the lowest socio-economic group develop mental health problems, which can lead to poor mental health and life chances as adults.</p><p><br></p><p>Funds raised in The Lowry’s Christmas Appeal will support work co-created with young people who are disengaged from formal education, those with experience of the care system, young carers, young parents and those experiencing homelessness. This will provide vital help to some of the most vulnerable young people, supporting them to develop key skills, improve their well-being and create better futures for themselves.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>The Lowry Centre Trust is a registered charity no. 1053962.</p><p><br></p><p>Help us reach our target of £25,000. Any funds raised over this will be ploughed into Learning &amp; Engagement team’s overheads and running costs that will support our projects to happen.</p><p><br></p>

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