Trusts & Foundations

“The magical art of circus performance certainly made many happy memories, not only for William, but for the whole family. “
Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust

Circus Starr receives 10% of its income through Trusts, Foundations and Lotteries. These funds have been vital in enabling Circus Starr to make step changes organisationally.

Awards from these sources have allowed us to go on tour with a Changing Places Toilet, provide BSL signed performances, create sensory story packs to share with young people with complex needs and bring the circus experience to life for blind and partially sighted children.

This funding has helped our organisation to grow and be more innovative to engage and support families often excluded from the fun of live arts events.

How Trust Funding could help

£1,000 would cover the cost of a BSL Performance Signer for four of our performances.

£3,000 would pay for our Mobile Changing Places toilet in our Welsh and Scottish tours.

£10,000 would help us to replace worn out or damaged equipment and lighting.


Lottery Community Fund England

Lottery Community Fund England has awarded us a grant to fund our Mobile Changing Places toilet from 2019 – 2024. This helps Circus Starr to be the most accessible circus currently touring England, Scotland, and Wales.

Just a few of the Trusts who have supported us…

  • Lottery Community Fund England
  • Persula Foundation
  • Portishead Nautical Trust
  • Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust
  • Barbour Foundation
  • Anne Duchess of Westminster Trust
  • Barnwood Trust
  • Lottery Wales Awards for All
  • Harry Bottom Charitable Trust
  • Paul Bassham Charitable Trust

If you are a Trust and are interested in how your organisation can support Circus Starr widen access to the arts, please contact our Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, Judith Halle on Judith.halle@circus-starr.org.uk or 01260 288690.

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