stonecrabs

StoneCrabs is a registered charity working with international and diverse practitioners to bring challenging and informative work to the stage. StoneCrabs particularly aims to provide up and coming practitioners the support and space to develop their style and voice while establishing themselves in the British theatre industry.

Our charitable purposes are to

  1. Foster an appreciation and enjoyment of Theatre Arts and Drama;
  2. To provide education in the performing arts, in particular, but not exclusively for young people;
  3. Foster the use of Drama as an aid to personal and social development;
  4. Encourage the sharing of theatrical and social experiences of the highest standards.

We have produced over 40 productions of new writing, adaptations and translations of international work rarely seen in the UK.

We have created paid employment opportunities for over 3000 actors and theatre creatives, 67% of those were creatives and actors from backgrounds that are clearly underrepresented in the current job market.

We have trained 110 young directors to date. 90% have gone to secure employment with theatres in the UK, 5% went on to set up their own theatre companies and the remaining 5% opted for a different career. 67% of previous participants were from BAME backgrounds.

Provided theatre activities for over 7000 children aged 8 – 18 years old and members of our local and Uk-wide communities.

All of the above we have achieved without being core funded, meaning that we rely on sponsorship and donations to pay basic costs, such as Internet usage, electricity and rent. The charity is run by a hardworking team of volunteers who believe in creating opportunities and a THEATRE that should function in our society.

Our current resources limit the number of projects we can run and the number of beneficiaries, so YOUR DONATION would mean that we can continue the work we are doing and reach out to many more beneficiaries.

You can donate via our community bank account through bank transfer:  StoneCrabs Theatre account number 31883232 sortcode 400244 quoting donation.

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Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to benefit by reclaiming tax. Gift Aid increases the value of your donations and means charities can benefit even more at no extra cost to you.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, add Gift Aid whenever you MAKE A DONATION and the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – that’s a whopping 25p for every £1 you give.

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Simply indicate how much you have donated when completing your tax self-assessment form.

If you believe in our mission and share our values you might decide that you would like to become an Angel

Angels support our work with regular monthly donations.

From £5 to any amount you feel you could contribute on a regular basis.  Your support pays a significant part in the delivery of all projects. As “Angels” of StoneCrabs, you will be acknowledged in our programme and website and you will be kept informed on the work we are producing.

£5 would help us with delivering 1 drama activity that would benefit 30 local children

£10 would helps us with the delivering one professional directing workshop session for young directors training programme

£15 would help us support the engagement of an actor for 3 days during our young directors training programme

£20 would provide help towards transport and expenses for volunteers and interns for a season of projects

£25 would provide help towards rehearsal room rental costs

The above list are basic costs much needed for making our projects happen. You need not stick to those, we are very happy let you know what other areas support is needed.

If you would like to become our “Angel”, please contact us and we can help you set up a standing order.

Easyfundaising is a free fundraising service where you can help us raise funds when you shop online. Easyfundraising works with over 2000 of the UK’s best-known retailers including many popular names such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis and Vodafone. Just use the links on the easyfundraising site to visit the retailer you want to shop with and when you buy something, up to 15% of the purchase price is donated to StoneCrabs – at no additional cost or effort to you!

It doesn’t cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds, and as many retailers now give extra discounts when you buy online, you can even save money!

StoneCrabs gratefully acknowledges the support of all our past & present funders:

Arts Council of England; Awards For All; Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust; Babur Brasserie; BBC Children In Need; BrazilianArtists.net; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Canning House; Capital Community Foundation; Caramel Box; Czech Cultural Institute; Connecting Community Plus; Convoys Wharf; Daiwa Foundation; Deptford Challenge Trust; Docklands Light Railways; Embassy of Brazil; Embassy of Serbia; Embassy of Sweden; Ernest Cook Trust; FLAME; Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston; Goethe Institute; Help A London Child (Capital Radio); Heritage Lottery Fund; Jack Petchey Foundation; Jungle Drums; Japan Foundation; The John Fernald Award/Equity Charitable Trust; Lewisham Arts; Londonschool Trust; Maria Kleinwort Trust; Mercer’s Company; MoneyMarket; New Diorama Theatre; Oval House; Opera Idiomas; Peter Minet Trust; Philip Bates Trust; Rist Consulting; Sasakawa Foundation; Sentiero; Silvia Waddilove Foundation UK; South Eastern Trains; Swiss Cultural Foundation; Tabi Arts; Unity Theatre Trust; Victoria Hall Foundation and the Woodward Trust.

StoneCrabs is grateful to the past and continued support of:

Camilla Appel, Simon Beyer, Robert Binyon, Timothy Blake, Tim Butchard, Lorna Chigwende, Mrs. M Christy, Julie Collins, Edward Day, C Eldridge, Mr and Mrs Englehart, Ms Yvette Francis, David Newlyn Gale, Mr and Mrs Haughton, Nelson Lafraia, Mr Ben Lee, Dr A K P Lim, Kwong Loke, Karen Naylor, Dr Richard Mead, Ms Yu Wan Mei, J Mesch, The Hon R Metherell, Veronica A Needa, Harold and Esther Oberbeck, Anthony O’Sullivan, Gillian Phillips, Charlie Pi, Dr Dewi Pritchard, The Rt Hon The Earl of Perth, Garth Robertson, Aileen Ryder, Pip Salvador-Jones and Sue Wellman, Allan Siva, Nick Martin-Smith, Jennifer Thompson, Rupert M Thompson, Paul Vinogradoff, Alvin Wong, Vera Janke, Katharina Rist, Mariana Pinho, Ant Babajee, Giulia, Marialucia, Veronica Leuprecht, Ksenia, Fabrice Albert, Cochet; Ursula Janke, Michaela Leuprecht, Mariana Pereira, Ian Coupe, Patalab Architecture; Luigi, Andreas Hoff, Tanja Usoa, Ferghal Crowley and all Anonymous supporters of our Kickstarter campaigns.

 

With thanks to our media & cultural partners:

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