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Octagon Theatre workshop young people

Our work under this theme aims to create thriving communities by supporting cultural vibrancy and the arts to enrich all communities and people.

We have been passionate ambassadors of the arts and culture since the Trust was founded, and believe that philanthropy has a major role to play in the future of this vital sector. 

The work we support in this area generally focuses on broadening who engages with arts and culture, as learners, performers, artists and audiences; and on increasing the use of arts and culture activities for learning, personal development and, crucially, social change. We believe in the power that storytelling can have in raising awareness and introducing new perspectives, and also in stimulating the kind of debate that can result in system-level, positive change.