Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund


Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund -LogoThis special Fund has been created through donations made in memory of Ann Maguire, a school teacher from Leeds who was well-loved and respected but who tragically died in April 2014.  Ann had an incredible gift of 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:

  • Performing arts including drama (literature and poetry), singing, instrumental music and dance.
  • Development of language skills in connection with the performing arts

The Fund is not able to support art projects involving photography or film.

Grants are available for individuals between the ages of 11 and 18, living in Leeds, who have a talent in any of the areas detailed above who can demonstrate that their personal circumstances prevent them from fully developing their skills. The Fund is also open for Leeds-based community groups across who provide activities for talented young people.


  • Leeds Metropolitan District


  • Individuals – grants of up to £500
  • Organisations – grants of up £1,500

Fund Criteria 

Please read the Fund Criteria before applying. The Fund Criteria can be accessed here.

Closing Date

This Fund is now open for applications. The deadline for all applications is 12noon Wednesday 21 February 2018.

To Apply 

There are two separate application forms for individuals and organisations. Please select the relevant link below:

Individuals – Please ensure you have read the fund criteria before applying. The application form can be found here. 

Organisations – Please ensure you have read the fund criteria before applying. The application form can be found here.