This fund was created using donations in memory of Ann Maguire, a high school teacher from Leeds who was well loved and respected but who sadly died in April 2014. Ann had an incredible gift for identifying potential in her pupils, whilst giving them the encouragement and strength to help realise their goals. In her honour, the fund wishes to continue her work by enabling and developing the aspirations of young people. The focus of the fund is on arts education, including singing, instrumental music, dance, drama and other performing arts.
Below is a list of groups who received funding.
March 2017 Grants:
Diocese of Leeds
HB’s Mama Dread’s Masqueraders
InterACT Church and Community Partnership
Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Saturday Music School at Leeds College of Music
Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah
Also awarded 2017 Grant:
West Yorkshire Playhouse
In addition, grants were given to six young people from Leeds to develop their talents when personal circumstances would otherwise have prevented them from reaching their full potential.