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SUBJECT
   
  
Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Expires
Sub-section
    EAR/PL001    
PAPER Artistic Development CIC
PAPER CIC, a not-for-profit social enterprise limited by guarantee, is based in the beating heart of Bristol's city centre. "At PAPER we use 'Professional Advice, Practical Education and Recognition' as tools to engaging people in self-development through the arts. This is why we believe that, by sharing our experiences and knowledge through skills based training, we can create opportunities for both individual and community development. In doing this we are helping people to release their potential and creating opportunities for individuals to gain an income through the arts. We are very different from a 'traditional' arts organisation as we value the fact that every person is an individual and that, when it comes to self-development, one size does not fit all. In June 2013 the number of long-term unemployed residents in Bristol was the highest it has been since 1997. Half of Bristol's JSA claimants have been unemployed for over six months and that number has been growing over the last two years. By providing skills and training for young people to enter employment or to become self employed, our project will improve the long-term job prospects of our target demographic. We currently work with the Job Centre and the Creative Employment Programme to deliver paid internships; we have committed to train over twenty-five interns from 2013-2016. In particular we work with 18-24 year olds that have been unemployed for a long period of time, to give them the confidence and necessary work experience to secure future employment in the creative sector. Our resource of city-wide training, talks, workshops and courses is open to the public. It is a user friendly online resource that helps the local community to source programs for self development. Our advice centre is open to the public and those that are not used to using computers can be shown how to use the resource and also book in for personal advice sessions if they feel they need more support and information. We rely heavily on volunteers and core funding to provide our services to the general public. We are looking for business sponsors to help us provide better equipment for our training courses and intern programs. Our city centre premises is very accessible but we also have an 'Out Reach' program to help encourage communities on the outskirts of the city or those that cannot easily access our building, to get involved in our skills programme. This building is our most expensive cost and any contribution to the maintenance and cost of running the building would be gratefully received". Contact: Simone Kidner, Managing Director. Address: 51-53 Merchant Street, Bristol BS1 3EE. Tel.: +44 7584 905546. E-mail:
simone@paperpublication.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
EAR/001 THE CAMPAIGN FOR DRAWING
For ten years, The Campaign for Drawing has shown that drawing encourages creativity, improves communication and changes perception. Drawing - its influence and products - surrounds us every day. The design of your chair, the cartoon in your daily newspaper, a child's image of home, all start with someone making marks, all start with drawing. The Campaign for Drawing aims to get everyone drawing because it is such a powerful tool for learning, invention, and social and cultural engagement. "We believe that drawing helps people to see. We pursue our aims through three main programmes: The Big Draw - our major annual celebration throughout October, involving over 1,500 large-scale participatory events in leading cultural venues across the UK and internationally, launched at a high-profile national event; The Big Draw Awards - prestigious annual awards presented to artists, teachers and cultural educators who use the power of drawing to support learning, connect communities and engage new audiences with their natural or built heritage; and Power Drawing - the professional development programme that underpins the Campaign's work, supporting teachers, educators and others through courses, publications and website resources. Contact: Anna Simson. Tel.: 020 8351 1719. E-mail:
anna@campaignfordrawing.org.
link to website

The campaign is looking to develop mutually beneficial partnerships, offering a range of benefits including:

     Association with a successful campaign demonstrating clear values of quality, innovation and collaboration.
     Positive international, national and regional media coverage.
     Acknowledgement on relevant print and digital literature.
     Quality partnerships with over 1,400 teachers and 12,000 cultural practitioners.
     Directly reaching 250,000 people across the UK, and indirectly a further three million.
     Forging positive relationships with local communities.
     Working with disadvantaged people to support their learning.
     Opportunities for staff involvement and volunteering.
     Bespoke on-site experiences for staff, their families, clients or customers.

 

Ongoing
EAR/002 EDUCATION THROUGH ART
Education Through Art offers sponsors the opportunity to support a small development organisation in the south east of England which is dedicated to providing visual artists and craftspeople with opportunities to develop their art practice and their organisational skills. They run an annual training programme as well as two mentoring schemes. The organisation first piloted a mentoring scheme in 1996, and this became the forerunner of many other initiatives which have since emerged nationally. Education Through Art believe that they offer a new paradigm to supporting artists' careers which is both meaningful and realistic. Artists do not have to access an institution and there is no qualifying curriculum. They are interested in supporting serious artists who are self-supporting and committed to furthering their careers. Contact: Deborah Rawson, Director. Address: 11 Markwick Terrace, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0RE. Tel.: 01424 461232. Fax: 01424 461232. E-mail: deborah@educationthroughart.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EAR/003 ILKESTON SCHOOL AND SPECIALIST ARTS COLLEGE
Ilkeston School and Specialist Arts College is an oversubscribed, highly successful secondary school in a socially deprived area. Part of the school - a Georgian grade 2 listed building - is being developed into a community multimedia art gallery. The school needs a further £100,000 to complete the project. So far a 'planning for real' survey has been completed and 95% of the local and wider community can see the benefit of the gallery. Lots of local businesses have pledged small donations - but the college is still in need of extra funding. When completed, the new facility will be able to host touring exhibitions from major galleries and will be open both to the public and to anyone at the school. It will be the only gallery of its type in the East Midlands area. Sponsorship support is now being sought. Contact: Mrs K. Le Provost, Community Art Officer. Address: Ilkeston School, King George Avenue, Ilkeston DE7 5HS. Tel.: 0115 9303724. Fax: 0115 9441315. E-mail: kate.leprevost@ilkeston.derbyshire.sch.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EAR/004 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
The ICA programme incorporates all aspects of visual art - design, digital art, photography - as well as theatre, live music, education, networking events, club nights and talks, managing not only to uphold distinctive identities for each genre but also reflecting the multi-disciplinary sensibility which characterises the organisation. There are many opportunities for corporate partners to support the ICA through sponsorship, from one-off events and bespoke projects, through to partnership on major exhibitions. The ICA prides itself on working very closely with its partners, tailoring packages to meet their objectives and budget. Contact: Rosie Allerhand. Address: The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Tel.: 020 7766 1414. E-mail: rosie@ica.org.uk
link to website

Sponsorship of the ICA provides opportunities for companies to:

     Align themselves with London's most cutting edge and diverse arts institution
     Access artists and the ICA's creative networks
     Access a diverse target market
     Support a renowned cultural institution thereby receiving substantial exposure and acknowledgement
     Market their brand with targeted publicity and press campaigns including national and international press
     Make use of the ICA building in unique ways
     Entertain clients and employees
     Evaluate projects

 

Ongoing
EAR/005 SOFIE DAY, BODY MODIFICATION ARTIST
Sofie Day is an experienced Body Piercer, wishing to expand her Body Modification skills. "I need to attend workshops by true masters in the body modification industry. But I am held back by a great lack of funds. Each course costs £500.00, not including expenses. Naturally I would be delighted to provide potential sponsors with more details about body modification and how such a partnership could be beneficial to both parties. This is an unusual proposition with an appeal to those interested in putting their ££ into a bizarre - yet hugely rewarding - venture". Contact: Sofie Day. Address: 15 Carlton Road, N11 3EX. Tel.: 07764 683195. E-mail:
yokoink@live.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EAR/006 UNISERVITY.NET
Sponsorship support is sought by The Uniservity Gallery, a free online forum where developing art and design students can gain free exposure, receive free critique from industry professionals (including the National Portrait Gallery, The Gallery Channel, Axis, Stuckism and many national and international college lecturers) and have access to excellent networking opportunities. The current slide show can be seen by visiting the gallery's website, where it is also possible to meet the Judges' panel. Contact: Michael Pollard, Project Manager. Address: Uniservity.net, Sir John Lyon House, High Timber Street, London EC4V 3NX. Tel.: 0207-0557-4775. Fax: 0207-557-4771. E-mail: gallery@uniservity.net/cougar@uniservity.net.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EAR/007 UNIVERSITY GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA
The £1.3m gallery extension to the University Gallery at the University of Northumbria was designed by Carey Jones Architects and now requires additional sponsorship to the extent of £500,000. New facilities include increased exhibition space, from 2,500 to 10,000 square feet of floor space and improved temporary exhibition galleries and galleries for the Permanent Collection. The new wing includes a restaurant, bookshop and corporate facilities, as well as access to all other facilities. The University Gallery was established in 1977 and has achieved international status through its temporary and touring exhibition programme. It has established major links with Norway, Germany, Finland, Poland, America, Japan and, more recently, Italy. The Gallery also has strong links with the local community and its policy is to exhibit work by artists of national and international status, as well as promising, less established, artists. Contact: Mara Helen-Wood, Director. Address: University Gallery, University of Northumbria, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST. Tel.: 0191-227-4424. Fax: 0191-227-4718.

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
Astronomy/Space
ESP/PL001

UK SPACE CONFERENCE (UKSC)
UK Space Conference (UKSC) is an annual event bringing together the members of the UK space community: space scientists, aerospace companies, legislators and educators interested in using space to promote the science and technology curriculum. UKSC features lectures, panel discussions, networking opportunities and a careers fair as well as many other events. More details are available on the conference's website (see link below). Contact: Dave Wright, Chairman. Address: 17 Elsmere Avenue, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 4LB. Tel.: 0151 281 1134. E-mail: info@spaceconference.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
EAT/PL001 ELITE ATHLETE PERFORMANCE CENTRE, LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE
Loughborough College is creating an Elite Athlete Performance Centre for talented top athletes aged 16-18 years, the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom. The centre will capture the elite talent from around the UK and create an environment that will deliver world class coaching, enhanced performance and provide a gold standard education as well as the best in pastoral care. The existing premises with character, built in the late nineteenth century and known as The Gables, will be transformed and refurbished into a state-of-the-art facility. "For this important venture there is no government support - hence we are seeking sponsorship and need up to £1 million. Your involvement could be an offer of support in sponsorship, making a financial donation, providing goods and services in kind or even organising a fundraising event. The association, publicity and benefits will certainly be rewarding for you and also for your business if it is involved. In years to come, successful athletes from a range of sports will graduate from the centre. So over the coming months and years there will be a range of benefits for young athletes, our community and our supporters. We also are sure that there will be many important benefits for our sponsors. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be associated with this prestigious project. Dame Kelly Holmes gave her full support at a recent press conference, backing the initiative to provide crucial development opportunities for young people who cannot otherwise access the type of world class provision needed to maintain their sporting ambitions. Accommodation and facilities include     high quality accommodation specifically targeted at young sporting athletes     access to Loughborough's world class performance coaching and facilities     lifestyle and sports science support     high quality flexible education     personal development     pastoral care and support     internet access     laundry facilities     a common room for relaxing and a large kitchen where breakfast or evening meals can be prepared     a dedicated member of staff available during College daytime hours     sports nutritionists/advisors available. We are seeking sponsorship for the naming rights of the centre, to assist the refurbishment of each room (twenty-two rooms in total), new equipment for kitchens, laundry, internet, common room, bedrooms, and all other facilities this centre requires to operate fully. To see a full list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please download the attached document or contact Barrie Pierpoint on 07720 406806 to discuss your interest and involvement". Contact: Barry Pierpoint, Appeals, Fundraising and Sponsorship. Address: Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, Loughborough LE11 3BT. Tel.: 01509618320. Fax: 01509618109.
barrie.pierpoint@loucoll.ac.uk.
link to website

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Ongoing
Sub-section
    EBO/0001     THE NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES
The National Botanic Garden of Wales works to conserve threatened plant species, research plant diversity and create an experience leaving visitors with a wealth of memories - an entire Mediterranean landscape, re-created within the world's largest glasshouse, or one of Europe's longest herbaceous borders, all set within an immaculately-restored Regency park. Contact: Robin Cross, Head of Corporate Development. Address: Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HG. Tel.: 01558-667116. Fax: 01558-667138. E-mail: rcross@gardenofwales.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
     EPR/PL001    
ENTERPRISE EDUCATION TRUST
The Enterprise Education Trust is a national business education charity, originally founded in 1977 to help bridge the gap between education and work. Its mission is to empower young people of all abilities and backgrounds with the information, knowledge and life skills necessary to realise their potential through business and enterprise. The Trust runs four interactive and experiential programmes in schools and colleges across the UK: Key Skills for Work, Your Money, Business Awareness and Achievers International. These programmes help young people develop their key employability and social skills, improve their financial literacy, and develop their understanding and enthusiasm for business. It also trains and works with members of the business community to help bring real-life enterprise into the classroom. These volunteers play a significant role in informing, involving and inspiring young people about their future, through sharing their knowledge and experience, and engaging students in real business activities and discussions. The Trust is currently looking for sponsorship to help increase its body of work with young in London, and has recently developed a matched funding scheme to enable more donors to support its work. Contact: Tim Bidey, Fundraising Officer. Address: Enterprise House, 1-2 Hatfields, London SE1 9PG. Tel.: 020 7620 0735. Fax: 020 7261 4539. E-mail: tbidey@enterprise-education.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
 

Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Expires
     EPR/0001     YOUNG ENTERPRISE
Now in its 38th year, Young Enterprise boasts a position as the leading provider of business education programmes to schools and universities. It runs six programmes for over 75,000 young people each year through the support of over 2,000 businesses and over 11,500 volunteers. There are sponsorship opportunities in these programmes which include running a real company in Company Programme, Team Programme and Graduate Programme; and learning about aspects of business from the first hand experiences of volunteers in Primary Programme, Project Business and Entrepreneurship Masterclass. A number of events are also held each year at the local, regional, national and european level. Contact: Trevor Wilson, Director, Corporate Relations. Address: Young Enterprise, Peterley House, Peterley Road, Oxford OX4 2TZ. Tel.: 01865 776845. Fax: 01865 775671. E-mail: trevor.wilson@young-enterprise.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
ECI/PL001
GREENPARK IMAGES
Greenpark Images has a unique film archive of UK social history going back to the 1950s. Since there is a growing national concern about the need for teenagers to appreciate the importance of Respect and Responsibility and their role in society as citizens, the company has recently started using its film archive to produce a series of educational courseware modules on DVD, for classroom use in the teaching of Key Stage 3 Citizenship in UK schools. The first module, on the subject of "Respect", which provides illustrations from earlier decades for use in classroom discussion, has been produced in collaboration with staff and students at a secondary school, with the support of a small Strategic Commissioning Educational Grant from MLA South West. It is proving very popular with teachers and students who have used it and Greenpark Images is now embarking on producing the next DVD module, about Responsibility, in a similar format, also with a small grant from MLA South West. The company is keen to begin to market these modules nationally to all secondary schools for their Citizenship classes, but this will require about £15,000 in additional funding for each module for marketing, distribution and the clearance of rights. They are therefore keen to find a sponsor who would be interested in being associated with this project and, ideally, provide complementary opportunities to promote awareness of the courseware and of the important topics covered. They are also seeking a sponsorship partner to work with to identify other imaginative ways of using their film archive for educational and informational projects. Contact: Brian Norris, Director of Marketing. Address: Greenpark, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7LS. Tel.: 01566 782107. Fax: 01566 782127. E-mail: bnorris@btinternet.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
ECI/PL002
HOWBURY FRIENDS
Howbury Friends is a community group that runs projects in Slade Green, Erith. Its members live and work in the local community. Howbury Friends is run by ten local people, all of whom are volunteers. The group sees over five hundred people a week through its projects and over two thousand during the school holidays. It runs projects for children after school, engaging them in positive activities to reduce anti-social behaviour and neglect, as well as building confidence and teaching them skills. "We run projects for teenagers in the evening, giving them a safe haven and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. We also organise projects for adults during the day, teaching new skills and getting them back into work. We run activities for the elderly, reducing isolation and fear. During the school holidays and every Saturday, we organise family activities, breaking down barriers in the community and between ages. We also raise money to take people on trips: this year we took 250 disadvantaged people to the beach for a day and 115 disadvantaged children to the pantomime. Everyone works on a voluntary basis and currently all funds come from government grants, trusts and fundraising events. The club is looking for sponsors who are willing to help in a variety of different ways, either through one-off or regular donations - in order for the projects to keep running - or by donations to allow us to buy equipment for the projects. In exchange, we will add your logo to all of our advertising leaflets and any event posters or public paperwork, along with a notice attached to the equipment donated stating that the item was generously donated by your company. Our current needs and requirements are as follows: music mixing software for recording; computers and printers for homework clubs and community training; cameras for the young people; art materials and craft equipment - scissors, glue, paint, paper, etc. for art clubs; cookery equipment for our family and after school cookery clubs; food vouchers for fruit and ingredients; printing paper, ink for printers and sports equipment - we can make use of any donations. Any further questions are welcome - please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks in advance". Contact: Melanie Hudson. Address: North Block Reception, Howbury Centre, Slade Green Road, Erith, Kent DA8 2HX. Tel.: 07538 300768. E-mail:
melaniehudson@btinternet.com.

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
Conservation  
    ECO/0001     THE MAMMAL SOCIETY
The Mammal Society is the voice for British mammals and the only organisation solely dedicated to the study and conservation of all British mammals. Many of our British mammals are disappearing from the countryside: red squirrels, dormice, water voles – the list is too long. We can only protect our threatened mammals if we know where they live and how to identify them and the signs (droppings, footprints) they leave behind. The Mammal Society runs nationwide surveys to monitor the populations of British mammals and identify their habitat requirements. They are also the leading provider of top quality training in all aspects of mammal work from identification skills to survey techniques. This all costs money and so the society needs support urgently to help them expand and build on this work. Sponsorship opportunities exist to fund projects on individual species (eg water shrew) or groups of species (eg garden mammals). There are also opportunities to sponsor the society's training courses - on a particular topic or area of the country (eg Northern Ireland) - or other aspects of their work. Contact: Georgette Shearer, Development Officer. Address: 2B Inworth Street, London SW11 3EP. Tel.: 020 7350 2200. Fax: 020 7359 2211. E-mail: gshearer@mammal.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
    ECR/PL001    
DARREN TALBOT CRICKET COACHING
Darren Talbot Cricket Coaching was founded in April 2007 to coach and promote cricket to primary state school children. The organisation has a continuous programme in primary state schools across the UK designed not only to coach cricket to children who might not otherwise get the chance to play cricket at school, but also to help with their overall fitness and to increase teambuilding. The company would like to make this as cheap as possible, so that no-one gets left out for financial reasons - but they can only achieve this with further sponsorship. "We would be very happy to meet with you to discuss these sponsorship opportunities but if in the meantime you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know". Contact: Darren Talbot, Managing Director. Address: 27 Ravensfield Gardens, Epsom, Surrey KT19 0ST. Tel.: 07912 873591. E-mail: info@cricketcoach.uk.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    ECR/PL002    
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRICKET UMPIRING & SCORING (IICUS)
The International Institute of Cricket Umpiring & Scoring (IICUS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the International Community Cricket Trust (ICCT) - UK-registered charity No.1119716 - under the chairmanship of Keith Pont, the former Director of Recreational Cricket Development at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). IICUS is unique: a 'world-first'! It is the only independent institute in the world able to offer professionally-delivered education and development courses leading to the award of the following Edexcel*-approved, internationally-recognised, cricket qualifications    BTEC (Level 2) Certificate in Cricket Umpiring    BTEC Advanced Diploma in Cricket Umpiring    BTEC (Level 3) Professional Award for Delivering Vocational Cricket Umpiring and Scoring Qualifications (this latter teaches, qualifies and empowers local indigenous tutors to subsequently deliver the BTEC (Level 2) Certificate courses themselves in their own countries). Full details of these courses can be found on: www.umpires.tv. (* Edexcel Limited is part of the Pearson Group and, with offices in over a hundred countries, is the largest recognised - and one of the most respected - international qualifications awarding bodies in the world). IICUS has established Edexcel-approved main hub and 'satellite' Umpire Education Centres throughout the UK, but the increased demands throughout Australasia and the Asia Pacific/ASEAN region for its courses has necessitated the creation of an Edexcel-accredited Umpire Education Centre at not only the Sydney Cricket Ground in New South Wales (with 'satellite' centres in each of the other states), but also similar main hub centres in each of the Asia-Pacific countries in the region - specifically in Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka (also, now, in Dubai). Because of the limited training period 'windows' in each of the different countries and the immediate need to deliver the increasing numbers of courses and qualified tutors required at (only) these Edexcel-accredited centres, the Institute is seeking to engage urgently with empathetic corporate stakeholder sponsors and commercial joint venture/affinity marketing/CSR partners who see the value of taking their brands directly to the 6,000,000+ participants (and their families) in international community cricket. Being also charity-owned, IICUS has a range of significant optional reciprocal quid pro quos and 'ROIs' to offer seriously-interested potential course sponsors and centre partners. More information about the Institute and its activities is available on request. Contact: Naval Heeramaneck, FCA, Director of Fundraising & Partnerships. Address: 8th Floor, Tolworth House, Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, England KT6 7EL. Tel.: +44 (0)20 8390 3100. Mobile: +44 (0)7768 026458. E-mail: info@umpires.tv.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    ECR/PL003     JAMES GATTING COACHING
James Gatting is a mobile cricket coach. He works in and around Greater London, going into state schools and cricket clubs to coach kids for the Chance to Shine initiative. "Due to my increased amount of travelling I am looking for a car sponsor for a three year contract offering from £18-21,000.00 over three years with a free fourth year if the sum is paid in one lump sum. The car will be wrapped in your company logo, details and slogan for the fixed term of the contract. The car will be kept to the highest standards and fully insured throughout! Like my father, Mike Gatting, I also play cricket on a regular basis, captaining Winchmore Hill CC's 1st team, meaning I also travel to many different cricket clubs and charity days, giving the sponsor's company a great advertising opportunity/audience. If the sum is paid upfront I will also put company stickers on my cricket bats, which are seen by all when I am playing, coaching and training". Contact: James Gatting. Address: 13 Wellington Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 2PD. Tel.: 02083631222. E-mail:
Jimbogatt@hotmail.co.uk

 

Ongoing
Sub-section
    EDA/PL001    
2FaCeD DaNcE Company
2FaCeD DaNcE is the award-winning, all male break, street and contemporary dance company. Since its formation, the company has gained both national and international recognition and has subsequently whipped the UK male dance scene into a frenzied state! Innovative in its approach, fresh in its material, 2FaCeD is now one of the UK's hottest dance companies. 2FaCeD have creamed MTV, Medium Rare, The Edinburgh Fringe, The Big Chill, Brighton Paddle Round the Pier, Cancer Bacup, Criterion, The Reindeer, Visit Scotland, Breakin' Convention 07 and Breakin' the Bay and performed across the UK in theatres and arts centres. 2FaCeD are about to launch their biggest year to date with a nationwide '08 tour and are in discussions with international promoters for possible performances in New York and the Far East, since a recent performance in Germany. The company has also been selected to perform at one of the most high profile and fashionable venues on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The E4 Udderbelly. This opportunity will enable the company to reach approximately 10,000 people from both the UK and abroad in one of the most highly charged and explosive shows to hit the fringe in '08. The company is seeking sponsorship for this event and its tour of the UK in the autumn. It is looking for sponsors who want to invest in this exciting company through endorsement of the sponsor's logo, brand, products or services to a wider audience. 2FaCeD DaNcE has a strong education and outreach programme that runs all year round - specifically in the West Midlands region where the company is based, but also across the UK. Its regular evening classes, summer schools, in-school work, after school clubs and education packages that run alongside the Tour are incredibly popular. Working with thousands of young people annually, the company seeks to offer young people (particularly young men) new opportunities and experiences within the arts. 2FaCeD are also seeking sponsorship for their current education programme, with a focus on the summer school and tour. "Further information about the company or the work we offer is available on request". Contact: Dan Lowenstein, Marketing and Events Manager. Address: The Courtyard Arts Centre, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR. Tel.: 07824 663389. Fax: 01432 346549. E-mail: dan@2faceddance.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
     EDA/PL002    
BALLET NIMBA AFRICAN DANCE THEATRE
Ballet Nimba African Dance Theatre offers sponsors the opportunity to put their name to this exciting and vibrant African company with potential for worldwide touring - and therefore worldwide recognition of their support and sponsorship. "Be a part of something truly groundbreaking - 100% African but produced and therefore seen in the UK. Ballet Nimba African Dance Theatre is the first black dance company ever in Wales and the top company of its kind in the UK today. Led by the irrepressible Idrissa Camara of Guinea, Ballet Nimba combines musicians and dancers from across West Africa to produce dynamic, compelling dance theatre with amazing musicianship and percussive beats that will astound you. Camara is a young, up-and-coming choreographer who in just two years has taken his company to performances at the Southbank Centre and WOMAD's main stages. Expect to hear the sounds of a Fulani flute, Ngoni, Bolon Bata, Kirin, Djembe, Wassaoumba and the Doundoun drums, with six of the most agile dancers you've ever seen! Our latest production, Bagatai, was funded by the Arts Coucil of Wales and we are now looking for sponsorship to assist with rehearsal costs and educational activities related to this production, so that it can reach its full potential. It will be viewed by the British Council with potential for worldwide touring and will be going to WOMAD New Zealand and Australia in 2014. (WOMAD are the largest world music festivals in the world). Your sponsorship will be recognised in all publicity material, mail outs, videos, photos and merchandising". Contact: Idrissa Camara, Artistic Director. Address: 473 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1BA. Tel.: +44 2920 217707. E-mail:
idrissa@balletnimba.org.uk.
link to website

Press quotes

    'One of the best kept artistic secrets burst on to the stage, grabbed us, mind, body and spirit and fed us a cherished hour of the most exciting and dynamic African dance imaginable ... if you want to celebrate the joy of living spend an hour with Ballet Nimba', Theatre in Wales Review. For the full review go to
http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/reviews/reviews_details.asp?reviewID=2660

    'The audience were utterly transfixed and overcome by the whole experience - the sounds, the movement, the beauty, and the emotional intensity of the story. Everyone was so surprised by the intensity of expression of the dancers and the musicians they could barely communicate the wonder that they felt", Classical Journey Radio review of Ballet Nimba at the Home festival - http://classicaljourneyphonic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/dartington-home-festival-feast-of-music.html

    'Alongside these stand out performances for me over the weekend (at WOMAD) were ... Ballet Nimba's performances, including the Taste The World where they danced, sang, talked, explained how the instruments were made, and still got time to cook'. Read more at
http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/womad/2012/review-weekend.shtml#BjcB4tMqMPie8utU.99

    'What does the "D" in WOMAD stand for? "That's a popular question round these parts. It is, of course, "D" for "dance", an aspect of the festival upheld this time around by, among others, Ballet Nimba. If you thought ballet was all about pirouettes and pas de deux performed at half-speed, let these six dancers recalibrate your preconceptions. This is an energetic, at times highly acrobatic display of West African dance, a discipline somewhat cast into shadow by the spotlight shone on the region's celebrated melody-makers. Not that Ballet Nimba neglect the musical element. The calibre of its accompanying musicians equals that of its dancers, whether delivering furious percussive work-outs or embroidering their compositions with the undulating melodies of the balafon and Fulani flute. Although drawn from several countries across West Africa, Ballet Nimba's focus is on recounting the mythologies and history of Guinea through choreography. We guarantee it'll be the most frenetic and physical history lesson you've ever sat in on - http://womad.org/artists/ballet-nimba/"'

    ' ... traditional masks and outfits make Ballet Nimba's visually stunning performance into a real carnival event ... Two of West Africa's most talented percussionists competed to astonish the audience with their superhuman drumming", This is Bristol Online Review For the full review go to
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Transported-authentic-sounds-Africa/story-11283104-detail/story.html

    ' ... breath-taking performances by Wales' premier African Dance Theatre Company - Ballet Nimba', Black Heritage Today UK

    'Ballet Nimba has started making ripples in the UK dance scene', Southbank Centre Dance Blog ... an interview with Idrissa Camara - for full interview go to http://dance.southbankcentre.co.uk/2011/09/09/celebrating-african-dance-spotlight-on-ballet-nimba/

    Meriel Sparkes, ADAD south west coordinator, talks with Idrissa Camara about the process of developing new work drawing from his traditional roots, and working with dancers from outside his culture, to create an African dance for a European audience - http://www.adad.org.uk/metadot/index.pl?iid=25104

    'An evening of West African culture, mythology, dance and music from Wales's new African dance-theatre company, Ballet Nimba. The show features traditional and contemporary Guinean dance from six agile performers, the rare talents of a Fulani flute player and the rootsy sound of the Ngoni, the traditional African acoustic guitar. Combined with the rousing rhythms of some of West Africa's most talented percussionists, it'll be a challenge to stay seated during the performance', press release from Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

 

Ongoing
     EDA/PL003    
PAIR DANCE
The mission of Pair Dance is to create opportunities for artists and young people to play, explore and investigate an endless capacity for development through movement and sound. "Our aim is to demonstrate that talent has no borders, no race, no age, and no limits! Pair Dance | Professional is an award-winning UK based contemporary dance company that quickly caught the attention of the national and international dance community. Known for its provocative and daring style, Pair Dance is admired for its unique method and blend of combining original sound scores written, arranged and produced by Richard Leonard and choreographic works by Harriet Macauley, which imbue power, exuberant energy with a delicacy and technical virtuosity which is contained, yet explosive. Pair Dance includes an award-winning ensemble of dancers who have previously trained in Europe, UK, Brazil, Greece, Ghana, Turkey, Israel, USA and Spain. Awards include: 15th Masdanza, Lisa Ullman, Bonnie Bird, Art Universe - Austria, Jacobs Pillow Residency Award, a scholarship to attend Purchase conservatory of dance in the USA, and the company was an Olympic Torch Bearer. Pair Dance performances include: Edinburgh, Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Boston, New York - Joyce Soho and The John Ryan Theatre, The Place - UK, Canada and many more. We believe in diversity and equality through performing and the bringing together of communities from different backgrounds and cultures in the UK to learn, experiment and explore performing arts. The aim of Pair Dance| Creative Learning is to bring Arts to a suburban area, making high quality performances, workshops and engagement more accessible to those that need and want to benefit from the arts. We are focused and committed to performance, community engagement and artistic development in a variety of settings. We create and promote creativity with performance skills in a positive and vibrant environment. All tutors have a CRB-enhanced disclosure and are first aid certified. Pair Dance | Creative Learning exists at the heart of our organisation based in the east of England - Hertfordshire - and we work in partnership with Community Action Hertsmere, Hertsmere Borough Council, Work Net, Hertfordshire Community Foundation and numerous others. We currently have over 345 user groups/members of our Creative Learning programme and aim to double this in one year. Pair Dance has an extraordinary outreach programme which was established back in 2006 and runs all year round, with ongoing classes in local schools. Alongside this it has further invested in two weekend initiatives. The company seeks to support suburban communities of diversity - in particular BMEs. Pair Dance is also seeking sponsorship for its current Creative Learning programme". Contact: Harriet Macauley, Director. Address: 23 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1AU. Tel.: 0203 489 9223. E-mail:
info@pairdance.org.
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    EDA/0001     AMPHITHEATRE OF THE ARTS LTD.
Amphitheatre of the Arts is a charity that provides educational programmes for young children (12-16) on performing art forms and HIV/Aids awareness. The organisation creates high quality contemporary circus performance combining African dance and Indian Kathak with circus skills and needs sponsorship funding for an HIV/Aids campaign in London. Contact: Jean-Marie Akkerman. Address: Chocolate Factory II, 4 Coburg Road, London N15 5AA. Tel.: 07968 326445. E-mail: jm.akkerman@btopenworld.com.

 

Ongoing
    EDA/0002     NORTH EAST WALES DANCE
Soaring to new heights, North East Wales Dance is making physical and social strides in the heart of the community. Feel the pulse, say the organisers: be included. Invest in a cultural arts programme accessible to, and aimed at, a diverse cross-section of the community, which promotes health and invigorates social activity. With youth at the heart of its established programme North East Wales Dance strives to develop other target areas within the promotion of “Life Long Learning”, providing dance for toddlers, adults and senior citizens through a bi-lingual approach. The organisation promotes professional dance performance and choreography linked to education; and also develops its own performance in education work for schools whilst embracing ongoing training programmes. The company has a close association with Diversions, the International Eisteddfod and Royal International Pavilion and the unitary authorities of Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire. With the successful impact of its expansion, the organisation is now keen to establish new partnerships on a local and national level. Now is the optimum time for a sponsor as an investor to gain maximum benefit from the impact of this community dance organisation with the emergence of its new national and international identity, says the company. In return for sponsorship, North East Wales Dance can offer recognition at staged events, coverage in the local media and inclusion in any advertising material, title sponsorship and corporate events. Contact: Paul Anthony Davies, Artistic Director. Address: Royal International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8SW. Tel.: 01978 869468. Fax: 01978 869456. E-mail: newd@connectfree.co.uk

 

Ongoing
     EDA/0003     POWYS DANCE
Powys Dance is a small dance company based in Llandrindod Wells, Mid-Wales. The activities of the company include community classes throughout Powys, work with the mentally and physically disabled, Welsh Language development and dance in education. Powys is a rural county and access to the arts and education opportunities outside regular schooling is very limited - so the activities of Powys Dance are important to the community. The organisation has several forthcoming sponsorship opportunities, including projects with early years groups, teenagers and the elderly. Some of its work is in disadvantaged areas of the county. In return for sponsorship, the company can offer recognition at related events, coverage in the local media and inclusion in any advertising material. Contact: Vicki Thomas, Administrator. Address: Arlais Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5RF. Tel.: 01597 824370. Fax: 01597 824370. E-mail: powys.dance@powys.gov.uk

 

Ongoing
     EDA/0004     RANDOM DANCE
Dedicated to innovation and quality in contemporary dance performance, Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells, is a creative frontrunner on the British and international dance scene. Random is renowned the world over for its extraordinary innovations with a distinctive and exhilarating physical dance vocabulary, its pioneering use of new media onstage, and for its extraordinary record in accessing new, predominantly young, audiences. The company is currently engaged with the intimate exploration of science in creation, performance and outreach, with an emphasis on the interactivity with, and application to, the human body. Random have traditionally reached audiences in non-conventional ways, exploring cutting edge new technologies in their education work - which is fundamental to the company’s work - reaching hundreds of young people each year. Regularly supported by the British Council, Random tours frequently to some of the most prestigious theatres worldwide as well as to areas of the world that rarely have access to British contemporary dance. Contact: Rebecca Marshall, Executive Producer. Tel.: 020 7278 6015. Fax: 020 7278 5469. Address: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN. E-mail: rebecca@randomdance.org.
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Ongoing
     EDA/0005     ROBERT HYLTON URBAN CLASSICISM
Robert Hylton Urban Classicism (RHUC) produce, perform and educate through hip hop, contemporary dance, music, theatre and film, to enrich people through shared culture, life long learning and new experience. RHUC's left of centre approach to hip hop, theatre, film and contemporary dance choreography has carved a company whose work is groundbreaking, accessible and thought-provoking. RHUC was born in 1999 from an idea of returning to a form of expression experienced by Robert Hylton. This, coupled with newly found techniques, direction and ongoing discipline, gave Robert a basis for Urban Classicism. Today RHUC is much more than that early vision of fusion that Robert held: it is a foundation for the future of the next generation whose hearts and dreams also reside within the realms of hip hop, contemporary dance, theatre, education and film. RHUC now boasts core staff, performers, technical staff and some twenty collaborators and followers, with supporters and clients from around the UK and the world. RHUC tours have included small to middle-scale theatres throughout the UK over its lifespan, with its reputation having spread as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, Copenhagen, Cyprus, Holland, Italy, Mozambique, South Africa, Lithuania, Prague, Zagreb and Cuba. UK venues include the South Bank Centre, Robin Howard Theatre, The Place, Lilian Baylis - Sadlers Wells and LABAN. RHUC has drawn audiences and participants from all cultural backgrounds and age groups, its eclectic style attracting from the ages of eight to eighty years old. Past sponsors, commissioners and supporters include the South Bank Centre, the National Gallery, LABAN and Vestax Europe. "This young hip-hop artist uses a mix of forms to take dance to entertaining and dramatic new places", The Times, UK; "The six dancers swagger about both in formation and with solo turns, showcasing kicks, backspins and improbably angled headstands", The Guardian, UK; "The meeting of two dance cultures, with each successfully crossing the other's boundaries", The Jakarta Post, Indonesia. RHUC is seeking to engage with commercial partners in a manner that creates cultural, social, educational and financial opportunities. Contact: Rajpal Pardesi, Senior Manager. Address: Office 3, The Cottages, Laban, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ. Tel.: +44 (0) 208 469 4900. Fax: +44 (0) 208 469 4909. E-mail: raj@urbanclassicism.com.
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Sub-section
EDS/PL001

THE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
The Design and Technology Association inspires, develops and supports excellence in design and technology education for all. The organisation is a registered charity and professional association. It provides free advice and resources for teachers to use with primary, secondary and special needs pupils, cost return training and conferences, plus an awards ceremony for top D&T teachers. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available including associate membership, sponsorship of research and curriculum development groups, national and regional conferences and resources given to schools. Sponsors' names are entered on the charity's website, programmes, publications and posters, accessed by thousands of teachers. Contact: Richard Green, Chief Executive. Address: 16 Wellesbourne House, Walton Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire CV35 9JB. Tel.: 01789 470007. Fax: 01789 841955. E-mail:
richard@data.org.uk.
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Ongoing
Drama/Theatre 
EDR/PL001
CAMBRIDGE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, established in 1988, delivers outstanding performances of Shakespeare plays throughout July and August each year. The productions, in full Elizabethan costume, are staged open-air in the beautiful gardens of the Colleges of Cambridge University (including King's, St John's and Trinity). The Company consists of professional actors from all over the UK who come together annually for the Festival. In 2009 the CSF was listed fourth in The Independent on Sunday's list of the "Top 50 UK Arts Festivals". The CSF aims to deliver creative partnerships that allow companies the opportunity to be associated with one of the UK's leading theatre companies, to entertain clients and staff at internationally renowned productions and to gain media opportunities with extensive coverage throughout Cambridgeshire and the UK. "The Company also has an extensive educational and charitable programme. An evening at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is a unique experience. Prior to the performance, members of the audience can picnic in this idyllic setting, before sitting back to enjoy an evening of dynamic and highly visual theatre. The Festival prides itself on an artistic policy which strips away unnecessary theatrical artifice and gimmickry, and the Company exists to provide access for all to these marvellous works without assuming any prior knowledge of the author or the play in question". Contact: Dr David Crilly, Artistic Director. Address: South Lodge, Thornton Common Road, Thornton Hough CH63 4JU. E-mail:
mail@cambridgeshakespeare.com
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Ongoing
EDR/PL002
DERBY ACADEMY OF ACTING
Derby Academy of Acting was established following the closure of the Derby Playhouse in 2007. "Neale, formerly Director of Learning at the Playhouse, recognised the need for a high standard of actor training in the East Midlands. Regular classes provide quality training for students aged 12-15 years, 16-21 years and 22 years and above. The focus is on the development of techniques and skills, including healthy and effective voice use, movement, improvisation, tuition in the analysis of texts and the preparation of a piece of work for performance. The classes build confidence and teach an understanding of the skills necessary for entering the profession, developing talents and abilities in a fun and friendly environment. Our aim is to provide quality professional actor training to young people and adults from the East Midlands. The basis of the work is Naturalism and, because Neale continues to work at the top of the profession, the teaching is closely aligned to contemporary practise. What we do in the classes is very much what is happening in the rehearsal rooms around the country. Based in the centre of Derby, we are gaining a reputation for the quality of the teaching we provide. Membership has expanded beyond our expectations and our fees have remained as low as possible to prevent them being prohibitive. We urgently need sponsorship to provide further opportunities for students from low income groups, to offer Arts Award training and enable students of all abilities to gain recognisable qualifications, and to extend the number of classes we are able to provide by introducing further experienced staff and improving on our facilities. We are currently prevented from offering presentation showcases and mounting productions only because of the costs of such an undertaking. Sponsorship would enormously enrich the experiences of the young people at the Academy and provide opportunities for them to present their work. Your company has the opportunity to facilitate the training of young people in Derbyshire and the surrounding area, to gain exposure on our website and all printed material and take a prominent position on all of our showings and performances. For further details please contact our General Manager, Wendy Allen". Contact: Wendy Allen. Address: 189 Longmoor Lane, Breaston, Derby DE72 3BE. Tel.: 01332 875947. E-mail:
daacting@gmail.com.
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    EDR/001     THE ALEXANDRA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
The Alexandra School of Performing Arts (ASPA) is dedicated to the training of students from the age of just 2 to adult, in dance, singing and drama. The school is looking for sponsorship for its theatrical performances and equipment. Sponsorship could contribute in a variety of ways, eg to cover the cost of hiring backcloths for a show or maybe even for the purchase of other such equipment such as microphones, etc. The school would be very interested in hearing from anyone who would like to be involved in any way. ASPA - The Only School You Need. Contact: Mrs. Alexandra Hughes. Address: 60 Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0AZ. Tel.: 07736 297397. E-mail: alex_aspa@hotmail.com.

 

Ongoing
     EDR/002     SOOP
Hampshire-based theatre company SOOP are seeking sponsors to help them continue their excellent work, creating quality original touring theatre and providing opportunities for young and emerging artists to gain valuable experience of working in touring theatre. "Since our creation in 2008, SOOP has produced five touring theatre shows, provided community projects focused on heritage and the environment, developed an acclaimed comedy improvisation show, run drama workshops for young people and adults, delivered youth theatre classes and formed collaborations with numerous local actors, designers, filmmakers, photographers and musicians. We receive consistently excellent reviews for our work, have been nominated for several awards and developed a loyal and growing audience. In the last twelve months alone, we have worked with over thirty artists and several thousand people have participated in our activities. SOOP intends to take its current show, Scallywags, on the road, as well as develop a brand new show aimed at 9-11 year olds. The company plans to tour the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe and other festivals. Our generous rewards for sponsorship include providing dynamic corporate entertainment for your clients and staff, excellent PR by being seen to support culture in the local community, your company name and logo appearing on our marketing material and website, providing training and team building services for your staff, tickets for performances, photo opportunities and inclusion in all media releases, advertisement and editorial opportunities in our programme and the potential to have displays or similar presence at our shows. We aim to raise a total of £70,000 from a variety of sources including sponsorship, and would be keen to hear from organisations of any size interested in supporting our work. A range of sponsorship packages and opportunities are available. More information can be found at
www.soop.org.uk/index.php/support". Contact: Nathan Chapman, Creative Director. Address: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant PO9 1BS. Tel.: 07983 124014. E-mail: nathan@soop.org.uk
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Ongoing
Sub-section
English

KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES

Kaplan International Colleges have over 40 schools in some of the most popular cities in the world. We are the leading providers of English Language Courses and we provide fantastic opportunities for students during their studies.
 

EEN/PL001
STIRLING SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
"Please help the Stirling School of English to continue to offer free English Language teaching". The Stirling School of English is looking for a sponsor with an interest in increasing global understanding. The school offers free English tuition to non-English speakers. It has currently more than two hundred students from over thirty countries being taught by about twenty-five qualified volunteers in thirty different classes each week. It caters for students of all ranges of proficiency in the language, beginners to advanced. These students are here either working or studying and every part of the globe is represented in the school. The school, however, does more than teach language skills. It also helps students integrate into the community and provides social activities to reduce a sense of isolation. Uniquely amongst teaching institutions, students can join at any time during the year, so they can begin to learn the language as soon as they arrive in the area. This is particularly important in helping people integrate into the community. The school also links to employers seeking to improve the language skills of their migrant workers. "Sponsorship would enable us to maintain our free service, but also expand our activities (eg extending crèche facilities to enable more working mothers to attend), improve our premises and our training of volunteers. It would also help us commission the design of teaching materials as well as purchase computer equipment to facilitate modern learning methods. Above all, it would help produce financial stability and relieve the school from reliance on a variable grant regime, as well as enabling it to develop as a social enterprise and allow it to generate income. Sponsors would be welcome to get involved as consultants to put together a professional business plan and help the school develop in creative ways and sustain its activities into the future". Contact: Lore Kelling. Address: 7a Woodside Road, Stirling FK8 1RG. Tel.: 07817749902. E-mail:
lore@stirling-school-of-english.com.
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Ongoing
    EEN/0001     PIRATEUTOPIA.ORG
pirateutopia.org is a theatre company based in the East of England. It was formed with the aim of integrating new technology into live performance. Contact: Panda. Address: 1 Little Armes Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4EQ. Tel.: 01603 614351. E-mail: panda@pirateutopia.org.
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Ongoing
    EEN/0002     TEACHIT (www.teachit.co.uk)
www.teachit.co.uk boasts a position as the UK's biggest and fastest-growing teachers' community in the UK. It offers thousands of free, high quality teaching materials to UK English teachers and aims this year to add Primary and other curriculum subjects. The 24,000 current registered users contribute their materials freely to Teachit to share with others around the country. The organisation is looking for key sponsors to support Teachit and help keep it free to teachers across the UK. The right sponsor is promised maximum coverage on the site and through the regular e-newsletters and PR. Contact: Garry Pratt, Partner. Address: 9 Frankley Terrace, Bath BA1 6DP. E-mail: garry@teachit.co.uk.
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Sub-section
    ENV/PL001     CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) - ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year uses photography to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. It is open to all professional and amateur international photographers and the categories include Changing Climates; A World of Difference; Quality of Life; The Natural World; and Under 21. The entries are judged by some of the most respected environmental photographers in the industry, including Gary Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography. All winning and highly commended entries are displayed in CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition, which shares images of environmental and social issues with international audiences. Photographs from countries such as Turkey, Romania, India, South Africa, Australia, Israel, America, China, Belgium, Vietnam and the UK make up the roving annual exhibition programme. CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year creates a legacy of informed individuals, helping audiences acquire the knowledge they need to change their behaviour for the good of the environment. Contact: Emily Doyle. Address: 15 John Street, London WC1N 2EB. Tel.: 020 7831 3110. Fax: 020 7405 4967. E-mail: emily@ciwem.org.
link to website

Current opportunities

Opportunities for involvement include:

. Becoming the overall sponsor of Environmental Photographer of the Year
. Becoming a category sponsor
. Sponsoring the prize fund
. Sponsoring the annual exhibition programme
. Sponsoring one exhibition within the annual programme

Benefits for the sponsor:

. High profile in CIWEM's marketing and PR campaign, award ceremony, private views and launch parties
. Logo on all print and online advertising, online gallery and merchandise
. The opportunity to influence exhibition programme development
. The opportunity to host the exhibition in their corporate headquarters
. The opportunity to be involved in selecting the winner and presenting prizes

Recent online media coverage includes:

. www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/08/27/eaphoto127.xml
. www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/08/26/eaphoto126.xml
. www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/aug/20/climatechange?lightbox=1

 

Ongoing
     ENV/PL002    
MICHAEL CONNELL: POVERA ART EXHIBITION
"We invite you to 'POVERA' with a touch of colour, an exhibition by mixed media artist Michael Connell. The exhibition will show and exhibit the work of a truly gifted artist. Michael wants to show his work of vibrant colour and his unique way of regenerating and recycling materials into art form. He would like to present this exhibition to show people that waste materials are not necessarily the end product but can be the beginning of something wonderful and creative. Over the years Michael has salvaged many used items from skips and building sites for use in the pieces of work that will be on display. As diversity continues to grow in our society, Michael hopes that the diversity of his work appeals to the viewers; we hope to attract a very mixed audience. When people are viewing the work he wants them to be able to form their own opinions of the individual pieces. Michael tries to make his art as original as possible - and views the work as an extension of himself. With our City location, an enthusiastic arts community and the general public we anticipate high numbers of visitors to the nineteen day event. We welcome any ideas to tailor a sponsorship package that best suits you. We are happy to consider any special requests where possible. Please feel free to call for more information regarding this proposal". Contact: Carl Simpson. Tel.: 07950790608. E-mail:
carlsimpson@michaelsart.co.uk
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Ongoing
    ENV/0001     THE CLYDE RIVER FOUNDATION
The Clyde River Foundation is a charity dedicated to the recovery of the River Clyde as a vital part of the economic and cultural heritage of the West of Scotland. Sponsorship opportunities exist for environmental research and rehabilitation projects and environmental education programmes to raise awareness of the biodiversity of the river, as well as the opportunity for corporate sponsorship of a high profile flagship of regeneration in the West of Scotland. Reg. charity no. SCO29602. Contact: W. Yeomans, Project Co-ordinator. Address: Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ. Tel.: 0141 330 5080. Fax: 0141 330 5971. E-mail: w.yeomans@bio.gla.ac.uk.
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Ongoing
    ENV/0002     ECOTECH
Opportunities are available currently to sponsor the Renewable Energy Centre, classrooms, core workers and ongoing research into sustainable development. Contact name: Stuart Weaver, Manager. Address: EcoTech, Turbine Way, Swaffham PE37 7HT. Tel.: 01760 726732. Fax: 01760 726109. E-mail: sweaver@ecotech.org.uk.
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Ongoing
    ENV/0003     LEARNING THROUGH LANDSCAPES
Learning Through Landscapes is 'The UK School Grounds Charity' and its mission is 'to ensure that children enjoy the opportunities and experiences that well planned and designed school grounds can offer'. LTL has a portfolio of national and regional educational and environmental projects available for sponsorship, linked to promoting and enhancing the development, use and value of school grounds. These include National School Grounds Week, a national award scheme, a major secondary school grounds campaign and a cause-related marketing project. Contact: Stephen Webb, Head of Fundraising. Address: South Side Offices, The Law Courts, Winchester SO23 9DL. Tel.: 01962-846258. Fax: 01962-869099. E-mail: swebb@ltl.org.uk.
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Ongoing
    ENV/0004     MARGATE HARBOUR ARM
This is an opportunity to sponsor a permanent seaside look-out point for the public in Margate, Kent. The sponsorship will reach a wide range of people: UK seaside holiday visitors, contemporary art gallery visitors and local people of all ages in Kent. Margate is a seaside town undergoing huge regeneration, including the Margate Harbour Arm project (www.margateharbourarm.co.uk) which has turned a derelict pier into a new attraction with high quality offerings. So far there is an art gallery, artists' studios, a cafe, an ice cream shop, a gift and jewellery shop and, hopefully very soon, a fish restaurant and two more retail units. Margate Harbour Arm is located directly next to the site where the David Chipperfield-designed Turner Contemporary Gallery is currently being built. The Turner Contemporary is expected to attract 120,000 visitors per year. The location has panoramic sea views, and the proposed project aims to connect the public with the marine environment. The aim is to create a look-out point at the end of the Harbour Arm which makes the most of the location and the experience of being surrounded by sea. Information panels will be created but they will not just be the usual photo-and-info. They will be high quality in terms of content, appearance and construction, to complement the Harbour Arm project and to sit comfortably alongside the regeneration and artistic environment being created in Margate. It is anticipated that a local artist/cartoonist will be involved to make them something special. Local naturalists and teachers will also be involved to focus on the important facts, in a way which is accessible to both adults and children. Given the location, the durability of the structures is going to be very important and options have been discussed with an engineer and structural glass expert. Ideally it will also be possible to provide a platform with binoculars. The budget for the project is unlikely to exceed £15,000 but the exact amount required will depend upon specification. One sponsor is sought. Contact: Dr Fiona Sherriff. Address: 1 Beach Houses, Royal Crescent, Margate CT9 5AL. Tel.: 07968 209047. Fax: 01843 292375. E-mail: info@margateharbourarm.co.uk.
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Ongoing
    ENV/0005     THE POWIS WOOD FAIR
The Powis Wood Fair is a fun-filled family weekend and attracts in excess of 5,000 visitors over the two days. A two-day celebration of Wales woodland heritage and industry, the fair is an entertaining and educational event for everyone who wants to know about wood of all kinds and its many uses. There are great activities for kids, plenty of gift ideas for Mum and lots of DIY stuff for Dad. The event is run annually in Welshpool, in September, and has continually developed over its five year history. Sponsorship is currently being sought for several areas of the event, and opportunities are available from £40.00 for an advert in the programme to £5,000 to sponsor the main arena. This year the fair is running a schools competition and this has provided more opportunities for sponsorship. Each sponsor will be duly acknowledged and will receive appropriate publicity. Contact: Gillian MacEwan, Show Organiser. Address: Dulas Mill, Ffordd Mochdre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4JD. Tel.: 0845 456 3977. Fax: 01350 727 037. info@powiswoodfair.co.uk.
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Ongoing
     ENV/0006     RECYCLING OPTIONS LIMITED
Working with secondary schools across the country, Recycling Options aims to install a range of automatic recycling machines that receive, shred or crush and store used beverage containers. These machines are at the leading edge of technology and have an excellent record in the USA and Europe. Machines are often seen as expensive for current tight school budgets; however, the integral TV provides a platform for sponsors to run video tracks that educate and inform students (11-18 years old), whilst promoting appropriate services and products. The organisation's systems also enable schools and colleges to qualify for Eco-school and Green Flag status, amongst others. Vouchers or smartcard points are given for every deposit and these provide an opportunity for incentive programmes geared for all Key stages, as well as an involvement in PSHE projects. Points (with a value) may alternatively be allocated to selected charities. The recycling initiative will create a better place to work and play, reduce litter, increase recycling and help local and global environments. Dealing with waste at the point of arising will reduce carbon emissions, and is practical and sustainable. Sponsors are required from organisations or companies who wish to be associated with education, the environment and lifestyle best practice by supporting these installations, to facilitate regional groupings of colleges and schools through participation in incentive projects or providing material for TV programmes. There is currently positive intent from college groups in Manchester, Cheshire and the London Borough of Croydon. These groups are seen as excellent platforms for a national roll-out which could lead to a national system. Contact: Bernard Stonestreet. Address: 27 Dane Lane, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0QW. Tel.: 07884 263824. Fax: 01782 629333. E-mail: bernard@recycling-options.com.
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Ongoing
    ENV/0007     THE SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE
The Sustainability Centre (operated by the small charity Earthworks Trust) is with the environment, community and new technology to reduce the human impact on the planet. It runs adult and children's courses but also works with those form a deprived background. The centre has a large volunteering programme and the is open to visitors daily. Information about sponsorship opportunities is available on the centre's website or on request. Contact: Terena Plowright. Address: The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR. Tel.: 01730 823126. Fax: 01730 823168. E-mail: Terena@earthworks-trust.com.
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Ongoing
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Equestrianism
EEQ/001 FlaTwOrkMUSIC
The compulsory music and marking system used for FlaTwOrkMUSIC competitions was originally created for use in conjunction with current British Dressage Freestyle2Music testing. The objective was to help redress the current system's imbalance of having 70% of marks being awarded for technical merit while allowing only a subjective and arbitrary 'general impression' mark for the music element. Consideration was also given to the fact that current competitors who have music professionally fitted to an existing floor plan are in fact gaining advantage from a skill that is not theirs. The newly written Compulsory Music system underwent extensive trials in New Zealand from November 2009 to March 2010. The trials themselves were very successful, and the choices of attractive music and simple application concept gave rise to many 'straight dressage' competitors asking to run the compulsory section as a stand-alone competition, so that they could experience the joy they witnessed in others riding to music. The standalone competitions went ahead at Level 2/3 (Novice/Elementary) in three New Zealand venues with all entrants completing questionnaires about their experience. The overriding conclusions as to why so many dressage riders had not previously ridden Freestyle2Music were related to a lack of ability and time needed to produce suitable music for themselves: costs of having it done professionally were also a major disincentive. While everyone who took part perceived that they themselves were more relaxed and that their horses moved better while riding to music, they believed that sourcing suitable music and the editing required to make an acceptable soundtrack for Freestyle was a skill unrelated to equestrianism and many found the prospect of doing it themselves bemusing. Contact: Barry Kelvin-Hall, FlaTwOrkMUSIC. Address: 5 The Malthouse, Broughton, Cowbridge CF71 7QR. Tel.: 01656 890029. E-mail: Dressage2Music@aol.com
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    EFI/001     STORYVILLE
Storyville is an innovative film project which, in collaboration with Cheltenham Film Studios, brings together new and 'veteran' film makers on production in an educative environment. Aimed at individuals who already have some experience and are seeking to move up a grade, the project offers an opportunity to work alongside, and interact with, experienced crew on an actual film production, the first being A Soldier's Tunic, an original and surprising ten minute period script. The organisation plans to run a series of 'hands-on' master-classes and 'making of' seminars at the studios with the involvement of department heads and the production team (which draws on multi-award winning personnel). These would not only cover the Storyville production but also give an opportunity for more general discussion on film making techniques and the individuals' experience and history. One of the goals of the proposed initiative will be the forging of long term relationships with individual creators and agencies in the South West. Patrons are Sir Sydney Samuelson, CBE and John Mitchell, MBE, Oscar and BAFTA nominated and EMMY winning sound recordist. The company will offer three levels of participation: involvement in the production of a high quality short film; a series of 'hands-on' masterclasses; and public seminars. Contact: Bridget Dowty, Production Director. Address: Cheltenham Film Studios, Arle Court, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6PN. Tel.: 01905 454178/07775 793462 (mobile). Fax: 01905 454178. E-mail: storyville@wildfireproductions.co.uk.
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Ongoing
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Football 
   ESF/PL001    GUISELEY AFC
Guiseley AFC's Under 19 academy team are playing in the Conference Youth Alliance League and the FA Youth Cup, with home games being played on a newly-developed pitch with respect barrier and dug-outs on the Carr Manor HS site. The players are studying for a Btec Sport qualification, in addition to the 8-10 hours a week training and games on a Wednesday against the likes of Halifax Town, Boston Utd., Mansfield Town, Gateshead and Birmingham City. "We are the only school in Yorkshire to be involved in such a venture and exciting times lie ahead for both Guiseley AFC and Carr Manor HS.    What can we do for potential sponsors? As a school we run our own magazine, The Voice, that is distributed to over 4,000 homes in north Leeds. A copy of the magazine is attached (see download button below) and if you were to choose to assist our fundraising in any way, we would be delighted to advertise your business in the next edition. The school and the students can also be involved in any publications that donors produce to show your commitment to working with the community and develop broader links between the school and Yorkshire businesses. The sponsor can also be featured in the Guiseley AFC website and the academy match day programme. This is an exciting opportunity to support a venture that will see the best young players in the West Yorkshire area, who have not had the chance to progress into the professional game, get another chance at playing football at a high level whilst continuing their education. Any offers of support to assist in meeting our fundraising goals would be welcomed and gratefully received". Contact: David Currie. Address: 7 St Mathew Way, Swarcliffe, Leeds LS14 5QU. Tel.: 07776 236311. E-mail:
curried01@leedslearning.net
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     Current opportunities

Main Kit Sponsor - this cost will include a full set of strips and printing costs

Player Sponsorship - this involves sponsoring an individual player and can vary in price dependant on your outlay

Dug-out Sponsor - the dug-out will be erected on a semi-permanent basis and will offer great exposure for any company for the full season

Other opportunities or donations - in addition a sponsorship deal can be offered tailored to the sponsor's requirements as the team requires training kit and match day travelling kit.

 

Ongoing
ESF/PL002

SPEEDMARK (SPORT & LEISURE) LTD.
SpeedMark are actively seeking a sponsorship partner or partners. The company works within primary and secondary schools throughout Great Britain, employing ex-professional footballers to carry out unique football fundraising events. To date they have been in front of 425,000 children aged from 4-16, and will be in front of a further 225,000 children of the same age over the next twelve months. This figure represents a major opportunity for potential sponsors, whose brand would also be seen by an average of 2.21 million parents and guardians. Speedmark have raised over £500,000 for schools - and have endorsements from the Rt. Hon Richard Caborn MP, Minister for Sport, Sport England and the Professional Footballers Association (the PFA), of which they are extremely proud. This is an ideal opportunity for a child-friendly brand to be associated with an established and fast growing company in the primary and secondary school market. Contact: Nick Palich, Marketing Director. Address: Speedmark, 3rd Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW. Tel.: 01254 230099. Fax: 01254 382282. E-mail: nickpalich@speedmark.org.
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Ongoing
   ESF/0001    LINCOLNSHIRE SOCCER SCHOOL
Lincolnshire Soccer School was first established in 1998 by an ex-professional footballer called Tommy Watson. The school was founded to bring football training to boys and girls in the Lincolnshire area. Today the school has become one of only a handful of football schools that have achieved Football Association Chartered Standard Community Club status. It has produced over sixteen football teams of all ages, from under 8s to an adult side who at the time of writing are third in the Central Midlands League and battling for promotion. The football school is also trying to develop its own football clubhouse, as well as its own pitches - and is now looking for a whole sponsorship deal to promote this. It is estimated that this would require a sponsorship deal of £15,000. The school also takes pride in providing F.A. Qualified Coaches, who visit all local schools to bring football into the community, letting schoolchildren of all ages enjoy an after school activity, assisting with confidence and attitude. It's clear that the organisation has so far managed to develop into a very successful football school and club, with football teams playing in several different leagues in the Lincolnshire and Midlands area. However, for the school and club to continue to grow, it needs some help. Contact: Stuart Catmull. Address: 34 Asgard Way, Scartho Top, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN33 3RJ. Tel.: 01472 232590. E-mail: stuart.molly@virgin.net

 

Ongoing
   ESF/0002    SKILLSCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHING ACADEMY
Skillschool Football Coaching Academy is a soccer school with a difference! Established to bring high quality coaching and opportunities for progression into the professional game, the Academy employs FA-qualified coaches, with a range of specialities from goalkeeping to fitness, from child welfare to the exciting, fast-paced and skillful game of Futsal. The organisation is structured so that there is a clear development path for young players with the emphasis on skill in the early years. Skillschool Football Coaching Academy is looking to produce well-rounded players with skill, speed, strength and a good understanding of the game. They have recently taken a lease on premises in Southport town centre as a training venue for their young players and their recently established, open-aged team, Tornado Southport. These premises will also be hired out to the public. Their aim is to win the Preston Futsal League within three years, putting them into the Futsal FA Cup, and then to use their junior players to win this - and thereby get into the UEFA Cup, playing against professional teams around Europe within ten years. The Academy is looking for a single sponsor for its junior and adult teams plus the premises. Contact: Ray Connolly, Director. Address: 33 Clifford Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside PR8 4JR. Tel.: 01704 560880. E-mail: roy.connolly@btinternet.com
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Ongoing
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ESG/001 WORLD IMAGE TOUR
There are a plethora of photo-sharing sites on the web these days and many of them feature excellent photos of all sorts of places. Unfortunately, a lot of these attractive images come with descriptions like 'Italy' or 'Russia', and nothing more - or even just 'untitled'. Clearly, there is a need for a photo site which does more to inform than these sites generally do, and doesn't cost anything. That's what World Image Tour does - it's an informative and educational site, as well as being one that provides imagery of various places around the world, which can also be viewed without the information if desired. The main galleries are presented in Flash format at the moment. This is for the convenience of the zoom and pan functions, but also as a protective measure for those images which are not available for re-use (although these are few). The main galleries feature photos from the past twenty years. Projected additional features include Archives galleries (photos more than twenty years old and ones which have been replaced with more recent images of the same scene) and Historical galleries (photos over fifty years old). Both these sections would be presented in fully downloadable JPEG formats, using only public domain images. Other plans include expanding the Fast Facts Files sections to include several language choices, and several sub-sections (languages, religions, etc.). "The site's viewership has grown consistently since the first pages were put up just for fun over three years ago. I would like to dedicate more time to the site, but need sponsorship funding to enable this to happen". Contact: Alix Lee Speakman. E-mail:
alix@alixlee.com.
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Ongoing
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Golf 
    EFG/0001     PROVISION GOLF
ProVision Golf is a sporting enterprise that brings an exciting and innovative dimension to golf, the world's fastest-growing game. The business has been built around inflatable golf nets; but for 2005 the company is introducing a product which is totally new to the game of golf - an inflatable golf driving range. The Golf in the Park UK Roadshow 2005 is due to take place during the summer months of 2005 and will visit the following places: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Liverpool, Cardiff, Guildford, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Manchester and Brighton. At each of these locations, ProVision Golf will offer golf to the general public - for free - with the use of the inflatable golf driving ranges. The company is now in the process of looking for funding or sponsorship for the roadshow, to cover the cost of the driving ranges. After each event the driving ranges will be donated to local state schools, along with a tuition package for teachers to continue the work with the children. ProVision Golf are aiming to take twenty driving ranges to each of the ten locations, meaning that at least ten schools will benefit from the putting on of this event. The company wishes to ensure that inner city areas across the UK are not discriminated against by being deprived of opportunities to experience the game of golf; they also believe that it is very important to introduce golf's code of etiquette and special skills, features that are rarely found in other sports. More information about sponsorship opportunities is available on request. Contact: Chris Mannion, Sales & Marketing Manager. Address: Unit 55, Napoleans Landing, Sandown, Isle of wight PO31 8JS. Tel.: 07968 609169. E-mail: chris@provisiongolf.co.uk.
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Ongoing
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ENE/PL001
TRUST HEALTH SERVICES
Trust Health Services (THS) is a healthcare service company based in China and the UK. THS can offer two opportunities for companies to improve awareness of their services or brands and also complete any corporate social responsibilities. First, THS has completed filming of a project called Yang Sheng, meaning Long Life, involving demonstrational, instructional videos in the arts of Tai Chi, Traditional Dance and Specialised Aerobics. Secondly, Yang Sheng will be launched through a Health Culture Exchange Program (HCEP) that will involve approximately twenty-five professionals coming from north China to introduce these arts to all age groups (although specifically to the middle to late age groups) or people with minor problems such as being overweight or having hypertension. The performances will be held in a university for the young and through fitness centres and open-air locations in city centres or parks, to attract people from all walks of life. The promotional video is available for all sponsorship applicants and will be distributed freely through websites and on DVD during events. The HCEP will be filmed by a Chinese TV crew that will air a reality program based on the experiences of the cast of performers visiting the UK. This program has the ability to reach in excess of one million people in the catchment area of the television station. The program can be translated and, with a voiceover applied, can be transmitted on UK TV. There are considerable opportunities for advertising in both programs through branded, gifts, ie chopsticks, paper lanterns, children painting blank Beijing Opera masks during promotion by the Chinese students at Salford and Manchester Universities, on the streets of Manchester and Chester where open air displays are planned. The media opportunities will be available in both China and UK through TV, radio, websites and local newsreels and papers. The Yang Sheng video program will include advertising space and be targeting all age groups and will be split into two sections: primarily made up of the beautiful, slow moving, low impact movements of Tai Chi and secondly the traditional Chinese dance. The Health Culture Exchange venues will include city centres, charity events, university performance, fitness centres and open air restaurants and during all events the Yang Sheng video will be on sale. There are six Tai Chi and three Dance videos, each including a demonstration, teacher's voiceover during instruction, and a booklet explaining the various moves, all of which carry their own branding opportunities. "There are three simple sponsorship programs on offer and depending on the package that best suits your company or organisation, this will dictate the costs (please refer to the sponsorship brochure that can be accessed via the download button below). For updated information about current opportunities or application for sponsorship please email dwt@trusthealthservice.com". Contact: David Turton, Director. Address: 13 Matterhorn Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1TR. Tel.: +44 (0)1513574167. E-mail:
dwt@trusthealthservice.com
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Annual event
Sub-section
EHI/PL001
BIDDULPH TOWN MUSEUM
Biddulph Town Museum was established in 2008 by local resident Robert Worrall. It is a growing collection of artefacts, ephemera and historical items which are available to the public for viewing either online or by arrangement. The aim of the museum is to house the collections in their own premises, so that they can be viewed more easily. Local schools can borrow the collections or individual items to help with school projects. Biddulph Museum is looking for sponsors to help fund premises for the museum. All sponsors will get advertising space on the museum website, within the museum premises and on all brochures and leaflets. Contact: Robert Worrall, Curator. Address: 7 Redwing Drive, Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7UA. Tel.: 01782 523855. E-mail:
robertworrall@aol.com
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Ongoing
    EHI/001     BRITISH PATHE LIMITED
British Pathe owns the famous Pathe News archive which covers news, sport and social history from 1896-1970. The organisation received a Lottery grant last year to enable it to digitise the entire 3,500 hour archive for the internet. The website built from the material which is available is aimed principally at schools, public libraries and "lifelong learners". The cost of the entire project is around £2m and British Pathe are now looking for sponsorship support for a site - the world's first digital news archive - which is one of the biggest in the UK, utilising some 12 TB of data. Contact: Peter Fydler, Commercial Manager. Address: New Pathe House, 57 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7XX. Tel.: 020 7424 3654. Fax: 020 7424 3636. E-mail: peter.fydler@britishpathe.com.
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Ongoing
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    EIT/PL001    
THE FITS FOUNDATION
The FITS Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation created specifically to provide training and accreditation for technicians in educational establishments. FITS (Framework for ICT Technical Support) is a set of guidance processes designed to streamline ICT service management and delivery in schools. Evidence has shown that implementing FITS processes cuts the costs of ICT support provision, delivers a higher return on ICT investment and a positive impact on teaching and learning outcomes. FITS, originally developed by Becta, the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning, is now managed and supported through The FITS Foundation. The FITS Foundation's goal is to provide a clear career path for ICT technicians in schools through their accreditations, both of which are internationally recognised qualifications and listed on the QCA register. The accreditations provide technicians with NVQ levels 4 and 5 qualifications. The FITS Foundation is now inviting sponsors to help them in their objectives of professionalising the technical workforce, providing improved returns on ICT investment and a positive impact on the teaching and learning experiences. Contact: Trevor Greenfield, Technical Director. Address: Pure Offices, Plato Close, Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV34 6WE. Tel.: 01926 800121. E-mail: trevor.greenfield@thefitsfoundation.org
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Ongoing
     EIT/0001      @SCHOOL
The internet and ICT are the hot words in Primary Schools around the country, say @school, an organisation which is helping teachers and pupils to combat their fear of the internet. The site covers Early Years, Special Needs and Key Stage 1 and 2. It acts as a portal and contains thousands of online activities. All material is designed to accompany the National Curriculum. Although a small company, @school recently won the BETT award for the Best Online Resource (Subscription) for education. The site is currently being used by over 1,500 schools with a user spending an average of 15.5 minutes on the site. @school are looking for partnerships to help take them to the home market and so are looking for a sypathetic partner who will benefit from the association. @school are partly owned by Viglen Ltd. and an approved NGfL content provider. Contact: Simon Billing, Director. Address: Aizlewood Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG. Tel.: 0114-282-3380. E-mail: simon@atschool.co.uk
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Ongoing
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Journalism
 
    EJO/0001     SCHOOL OF EUROJOURNALISM
The School of Eurojournalism, a new enterprise, is an intensive training institution for journalists, offering print or broadcast specialization, with an emphasis on the European Union and its parliament. The School is based in Reims, France, but is primarily for young British graduates who wish to become journalists in a European context. It will provide them with an underpinning knowledge of the European Union and also give insight into the workings of its member nations. Training in France will open the journalist's experience to the life and media of a major European country. The course is accredited in the UK and will involve a written exam as well as practical components. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: Julie Marland, Director. Address: 1 Hartley House, 37 Belvedere, Bath BA1 5HR. Tel.: 01225 445382. Fax: 01225 445382. E-mail: jmarland@hotmail.com.

 

Ongoing
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ESMT/PL001
ACADEMY OF VEDIC MATHEMATICS
Clive Middleton is the web master for the web site
www.vedicmaths.org. He has helped develop a range of interactive tutorials for this web site. "I am looking for sponsorship to cover the cost of developing more interactive web based tutorials on the subject of Vedic Mathematics. The practise of Vedic Mathematics naturally develops the ability of a person to perform mental calculations. If you wish to get a feel for the kind of material I wish to develop then see the interactive tutorials already made available at our website, www.vedicmaths.org. The development of these tutorials requires full time work for a prolonged period of time: hence the requirement to cover the cost of my wages and other development costs. It is my belief that the development of this material will transform the teaching of mathematics and allow people to become human calculators. This has the potential to transform education and what people actually can learn. Please see the attached PDF document for more details of our funding requirements and Thank You". Contact: Clive Middleton. Address: 108 Longfellow Road, Coventry CV2 5HF. Tel.: +44 741 20 22 002. E-mail: clive.middleton@yahoo.co.uk.
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Ongoing
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    ESME/PL001     JUNIOR MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP (Learning Skills research)
Sponsorship is sought for the Junior Memory Championship, which works with schools to promote memory skills for children. The Junior Memory Championship is the only nationwide memory championship for primary schools in the UK. Now in its seventh year, it is an important educational initiative bringing valuable memory skills to the forefront of learning. In its first six years it has reached over 61,000 children. Over the past two years, the Junior Memory Championship has enjoyed some substantial media coverage in TESPro, Guardian Teachers Network, The Times and on BBC Radio 4's Midweek programme. The Founder of the Junior Memory Championship is Jonathan Hancock, former World Memory Champion, holder of two Guinness World Records and author of nine books on memory and learning. Importantly he is deputy headmaster of a primary school in Brighton and ensures that every element of this project is keyed into the real learning needs of children, and the practicalities of teaching in a crowded curriculum. As a teacher he sees for himself how memory and learning techniques are central to educational success. Jonathan says: "Today's primary school pupils may be adept at using the latest computer games and the internet, but they can still have difficulty learning the information and skills they're taught at school. To tackle these issues, and to make the most of the way the 'iPad Generation' thinks and learns, ancient memory techniques are being put to use as part of this national competition. The Junior Memory Championship involves ten and eleven year olds being shown how the ancient Greeks and Romans taught their students to remember, using strategies remarkably similar to today's interactive computer games and social-networking sites". The organisers of the championship, the Learning Skills Foundation, deliver a range of learning materials (developed by Jonathan Hancock) for primary teachers to use. These materials include lesson plans, INSET pack, video clips, a full memory training programme for the Year 6 children and materials to develop learning skills in other year-groups. "We wish to grow this project to reach most primary schools throughout the UK. We seek sponsorship of £30,000 to further develop and expand the Junior Memory Championship to enable the maximum number of teachers and children to participate and benefit from vitally important memory systems. Please see the downloadable document for further information". Contact: Mrs Caroline Shott. Address: Learning Skills Foundation, 8 Swift Street, London SW6 5AG.

Benefits

    For the Main sponsor of £30,000, there would be naming rights for the Junior Memory Championship, a highlighted sponsor listing on the home page of the website with hyperlink, the sponsor's company name highlighted on all educational materials, on the Sponsors' Page (on the website) a half page message of support, and a large banner advert across the home page of the website.

    For Major sponsors of £15,000, there would be a listing on the home page of the website with a hyperlink, the sponsor's company name on all educational materials. On the Sponsors' Page (on the website), there would be a quarter page message of support, together with a medium-sized banner advert across the home page.

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Ongoing
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    ESMU/PL001    
DRAKE MUSIC
Drake Music is a music and technology organisation. The charity provides disabled musicians of all ages with progression pathways into music and the cultural sector in general. The organisation works primarily with people who have severe physical impairments, using assistive technology to explore, create and perform music. However, increasingly it is collaborating with a much wider range of musicians, including people with cognitive and sensory impairments. Drake Music has an excellent track record in the creative use and application of assistive music technology and provides a diverse range of music and cross-art initiatives. Its focus is firmly on nurturing musical and creative ability, exploring, using and testing technology and new media in imaginative ways. This allows them to extend access to music and to connect disabled and non-disabled musicians and other creatives locally, nationally and internationally. Contact: Carien Meijer, Chief Executive. Address: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Tel.: 020 7739 5444. Fax: 020 7729 8942. E-mail: info@drakemusicproject.org.
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Ongoing
    ESMU/PL002    
NEW MOZART ORCHESTRA
The New Mozart Orchestra has a mission: it is to bring live orchestral music into the community, and specifically to Britain's youngsters. In this exciting new sponsorship opportunity, the nmo is preparing to deliver seven 'mini-residencies' throughout England, from early 2009. Each residency will comprise three days of schools' concerts and an 'academy' showcasing and encouraging talented local children, and will culminate in a public concert given by the nmo under the directorship of conductor Clive Fairbairn. As well as the association with high quality music-making and an organisation that contributes to the much-needed musical nourishment of Britain's children, many other benefits are available to the sponsor. These include premium advertising opportunities, brand exposure, the chance to participate in workshops with orchestra members, prime seating at concerts and complimentary tickets. The nmo has for many years been a leading provider of concert and outreach activity. And so, with this substantial experience of delivering outstanding performances to a wide variety of age groups, it is a natural progression to stimulate interest and access in local communities. Attracting fantastic reviews ("Last night it was impossible not to hang on every note in the performance that opened another evening with the New Mozart Orchestra under Clive Fairbairn" - The Times), the nmo can provide the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial partnership, a relationship which could change the cultural and corporate lives of people across the length and breadth of the country. More information on joining such organisations as The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, Xerox UK and The Esmé Fairbairn Trust and sponsoring the nmo is available on request. Contact: Susanna Fairbairn, Sponsorship Officer. Address: PO Box 713, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 5XE. Tel.: 01494 520359. Fax: 01494 520359. E-mail: nmotrust@aol.com
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Ongoing
    ESMU/001     ART ASIA SOUTH ASIAN MUSIC OUTREACH PROJECT
Sponsorship is sought for this three-year, high profile and innovative schools project to bring the teaching of Indian music into the mainstream of every school in Southampton. The project is being prioritised by the education services in Southampton, say Art Asia, "and is already attracting attention from other local authorities in the South". Contact: Helen Askins, Operations Manager. Address: Art Asia Trust Ltd., Unit 7, Radcliffe Court, Southampton SO14 0PH. Tel.: 023-8022-6212. E-mail: admin@artasia.org.uk.
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Ongoing
ESMU/002 CROFT SILVER BAND
Croft Silver Band are a brass band based in Leicestershire. They are a community based organisation, teaching people of all ages how to play a brass instrument and how to read music. They travel to various locations across the country to take part in events and next year will be travelling to Disneyland Paris, where their Junior Band will be performing. Sponsorship opportunities are available to help them carry on teaching new and existing players and also to keep the instruments they use in good working order or to replace them with new models. "We can offer advertising at concerts, on our uniform and on our website - we have a large following and are well known within the Leicestershire area". Contact: Ian Bromley, Band Manager. Address: 56 High Street, East Shilton, Leicester LE9 7DG. Tel.: 01455 840976. E-mail: ian@ianbromley.wanadoo.co.uk.
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Ongoing
     ESMU/003     CRWTH
Crwth, (pronounced 'crooth'), is based in Swansea and promotes professional chamber concerts with an educational programme in schools and community groups. Programmes are designed to be attractive enough to interest a wide range of people while including less well known but adventurous works. Combining what might be perceived as 'classical' lollipops with works of contemporary composers seems to avoid scaring off the audience before they get near a concert, say the organisers. At least fourteen professional chamber concerts take place annually. Sponsorship is needed in order to fund present work and UK tours involving concerts, community workshops and commissions. Benefits can include company logo on flyers and advertisements, as well as complimentary tickets. Contact: Peter Morgan. Address: 27 Watkin Street, Swansea SA1 6YD. Tel.: 01792 548231. Fax: 0151-934-2359. E-mail: crwth.concerts@ntlworld.com
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Ongoing
ESMU/004 GLOUCESTER ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Gloucester Academy of Music (GAM) is a not-for-profit educational organisation based in the centre of Gloucester. For over a quarter of a century, it has been the starting place for thousands of young musicians, attracting students from across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. On top of individual tuition on a number of different musical instruments it offers a wide range of group activities, including junior string and wind groups, orchestras and choir. Over the past few years, the Academy has worked in partnership with, amongst others, the Carducci Quartet, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan on workshop and performance projects. It also runs a series of holiday courses throughout the year and engages with the community through outreach projects in schools. "GAM remains committed to widening access to classical music for all young people, and we are seeking sponsorship for a bursary fund to enable us to offer financial assistance towards fees for young people who would otherwise be unable to develop their musical potential. All sponsors would be listed on our website and on printed material such as concert programmes. Musical education is important in developing a child's concentration, team work, mathematical skills, discipline and rigour - but can also be a lot of fun. We believe that learning an instrument is too valuable an opportunity to be restricted to those with the financial means. In this economic climate, where the arts face Government funding cuts, we will be forced to rely on the generosity of patrons and the private sector to expand these opportunities to all". Contact: Kate Evans. Address: Gloucester Academy of Music, 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW. Tel.: 01452 385162. E-mail:
kate@gamusic.co.uk
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     ESMU/005     JACKDAWS MUSIC EDUCATION TRUST
Jackdaws Music Education Trust urgently seeks a new sponsor for its Great Elm Vocal Awards - an annual competition for aspiring young professional singers aged 22 to 30 from across the UK and overseas. The Awards, which offer some of the most valuable prizes in the UK, have been held annually since 1992 and have helped launch the operatic careers of many young singers who are now gaining international recognition. The prize money helps the winners further their singing careers. The Awards Winners have also gone on to win prizes in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Cardiff Singer of the World and The Royal Overseas League. Although the preliminary rounds take place in London, the Finals have always been held in Great Elm in Somerset which is the home of Jackdaws. Jackdaws Music Education Trust is recognised nationally and locally as a major contributor to classical music education. Jackdaws was founded in 1993 by Maureen Lehane Wishart, the current Artistic Director and a former international mezzo-soprano. The Trust was set up to promote access to music for all ages, abilities and backgrounds through teaching and performing by first class teachers and artists. A programme of residential courses, community courses and the Great Elm Vocal Awards are run from the picturesque Vallis Vale at Great Elm, Frome, Somerset. The natural beauty of the setting by the river is extremely conducive to artistic endeavour. Dame Joan Sutherland is the Patron of Jackdaws and its Vice-Patrons are Sir Charles Mackerras, James Bowman and the Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Contact: Maureen Lehane Wishart, Artistic Director. Address: Bridge House, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NY. Tel.: 01373 812383. Fax: 01373 812083. E-mail: music@jackdaws.org
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    ESMU/006     JAZZCLASS
JazzClass is an educational workshop company based in the West Midlands aiming to bring live jazz with interactive workshops, assemblies and performances into schools, colleges and communities. Adrian Gibson is the Musical Director (
www.golden-trumpet.com) and has a clear vision of how jazz improvisation can be taught in a fun and accessible way. Sponsorship and donations would go towards reducing the cost of the workshops to make it more affordable to schools and colleges across the Midlands and towards marketing and publicity. The group has already undertaken ten pilot shows in Gloucestershire - with brilliant feedback. Contact: Adrian Gibson. Address: 7 Richmond Drive, Perton, Woverhampton WV6 7RR. Tel.: 07446346661. E-mail: captaingibson58@gmail.com
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     ESMU/007     JAZZ SERVICES LTD.
Jazz Services is a charitable organisation that exists to promote and support the development of jazz in the UK. The organisation offers a comprehensive information, advice and support and consultancy service to musicians, bands, promoters and managers to promote UK jazz to national and international audiences, and actively campaigns to improve the overall standards of music education. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: Ms Humie Webbe, Project Manager. Address: 11 Craiglee Drive, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4BN. Tel.: 029 2091 2126. E-mail: hw.webbe@ntlworld.com
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     ESMU/008     THE JUNCTION CDC
Rock, pop and club music workshops and events at venues across Suffolk help young people across the county enjoy, and possibly make a career out of, music. The Amplifier project was founded back in October 2004, promising to help budding musicians make the most of their skills – either just for fun or as a way of earning their living. Aimed at 11 to 25 year olds, the programme covers all aspects of the music industry including: music workshops – to develop their singing and playing skills; song-writing and composing sessions – multi-media sessions – using computers to make music; music business seminars – looking at how to get gigs, improving publicity skills and releasing CDs; studio craft – making the most of studio time and making your band sound better; the good gig guide – how to put on music events successfully and safely; and rock journalism – making a career out of writing about music. Participants are able to do individual sessions or follow a more structured course. For some participants this may lead to a recognised qualifications. Despite the rural nature of the county, Amplifier aims to make sure no one misses out. Workshops take place at seven main venues – one in each district across the county these are supplemented by three smaller venues in each area. Amplifier is a joint initiative between county, district and borough councils in Suffolk and The Arts Council England East. Funding for the project has been secured from the Lottery, the European Social Fund and Crime Reduction Funds. Funding is currently being sought from a range of charities, trusts and businesses. Sponsorship opportunities include: headline sponsor, equipment sponsorship, event sponsorship, etc. All future marketing material can include logos of major sponsors. Contact: Richard Brown, Amplifier Project Director. Address: The Junction CDC, Clifton Road, Cambridge CB1 7GX. Tel.: 01223 578000. Fax: 01223 565600. E-mail: richard@junction.co.uk.
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     ESMU/009     PUSS 'N FLUTES MUSIC GROUPS
Puss 'n Flutes, based in Woodbridge, Suffolk, needs financial help to launch nationally a new concept in teaching music notation to pre-school children. This system has been developed over the last seven years in its music classes and has proven very successful. It introduces children to the language of music in a fun but educational way. The organisation's product consists of a teaching booklet, a CD containing original songs and a poster. The potential market includes nursery schools and reception classes, of which there are thousands in this country alone. Puss 'n Flutes is run by two hard up mothers who feel passionately about their music and its benefits to children from every walk of life. As a guide, sponsorship of £5,000 would cover initial costs to help get this valuable product off the ground. Contact: Carol Jopling. Address: 35 Gurdon Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6XA. Tel.: 01473 735812. E-mail: carol@jopling.fslife.co.uk.

 

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    ESMU/010     THE VOICES FOUNDATION
The Voices Foundation, founded in 1993 by Susan Digby, believes that music is vital for the overall development of children. Its innovatory, singing-based Foundation programme currently runs in over forty schools nationwide, from Durham all the way down to North Devon, delivered by highly trained Advisory Teachers, who come into the schools, work with all the children and teachers, giving all staff the confidence to teach music as they teach other curriculum subjects. The benefits are real and ongoing: all children can sing and acquire the language of music as they can their native tongue  ·  Arts in education can have a humanising effect and provide an antidote to problems in society  ·  Well taught music develops intellect and character  ·  Children acquire self-discipline, social and communication skills, awareness and tolerance  ·  Teachers’ morale, self-esteem, skill base and confidence greatly improve  ·  Children from deprived inner-city and rural areas find the programme particularly valuable  ·  Head Teachers report improved social behaviour and less playground aggression  ·  Major positive impact on literacy and numeracy skills, as reported by OFSTED  ·  Music is part of the statutory requirement within the National Curriculum  ·  Many primary schools have no specialist teachers  ·  There are no adequate resources for training  ·  No opportunities are available to redress the situation. Many of these schools are desperately short of funds, say the Foundation. Their Head Teachers hear of The Voices Foundation’s work and are keen to take the programme, but have no money to pay for it. The Voices Foundation actively fundraises in order to respond positively to schools’ requests, and has attracted generous support. Opportunities for business sponsorship include adopting a school or schools; attending an end-of-term singing day; recognition in the local/national arts/education press; and a feeling of responsible involvement in the local community. Contact: Nicola Wallis, Chief Executive Officer. Address: 38 Ebury Street, London SW1 0LU. Tel.: 020 7730 6677. Fax: 020 7259 0598. E-mail: vf@voices.org.uk.

 

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OPERA ANYWHERE
Opera Anywhere has a reputation for innovative and unusual productions. One of its main aims is to encourage and develop new audiences for opera. It looks to include and involve young and up-and-coming singers, as well as professionals: recent productions have cast members as young as seven and eight years of age! Touring several productions each year, Opera Anywhere would like to extend its work with young people through promoting attendance at singers' masterclasses, workshops and opera projects in schools and colleges. Opera Anywhere is currently looking for funding to take a radical new English translation of Don Giovanni into senior schools and colleges and its Gilbert & Sullivan production, Curiouser & Curiouser (based on the story of Alice In Wonderland), into primary education. It is also seeking financial support to be in a position to offer bursaries to its young singers to enable them to attend specific singers' masterclasses. In addition Opera Anywhere needs sponsors for its main productions throughout the year. The sponsorship package includes naming rights, brand and logo identity on marketing and promotional materials, tickets, corporate hospitality, advertising in the tour programme and opportunities for production display/distribution and co-marketing. Contact: Mike Woodward, Development & Marketing Director. Address: Opera Anywhere, Ashtree Cottage, 21 Sunningwell Village, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 6RD. Tel.: 01865 735 910. E-mail: mike@oxfordvocalists.co.uk
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ESP/001 MEDIA SHOWCASE
As a self-taught artist who has worked professionally in design, illustration and photography, Alix Speakman would like to develop this site but needs sponsorship to do so. "The idea behind the site is to provide free resources for the use of other visual artists, particularly aspiring artists who don't have the opportunity to take up a full-time art college education, or don't want to make such a major commitment. These resources include much of my own previous work, as well background information on how I went about creating various visual artworks. I'd like to complement that with tutorials in web page and pdf form, software reviews and buying guides, and extensive links to external resources - but all that takes time I can't afford to dedicate in my present job. Well, that's the idea for the site and as you can see I've already begun work on it. Please browse the site to get a better idea of what it's all about. Any degree of sponsorship invovlement can be considered, sole sponsorship, partial, etc. If you have any questions, please drop me a line at sponsorshipforsite@gmail.com, and I'll get back to you within a few days". Contact: Alix Lee Speakman. E-mail:
sponsorshipforsite@gmail.com.
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Physical Recreation
EPR/0001 SEFTON COUNCIL LEISURE SERVICES
A sponsor is sought for the award winning Kids EXCEL programme. The programme operates in primary schools across Sefton (Merseyside) delivering extra-curricular physical activity/exercise classes and educational components to around 2,000 children each week. The classes are aimed at improving grass roots sports skills and increasing knowledge of the health benefits of physical activity. The children are awarded stamps each week on their 'passport to health and fitness' with prizes awarded at regular intervals including certificates, baseball caps, waterbottles, t-shirts and sweatshirts, with sponsors' logos included. The current 3-year sponsorship deal with BHP Petroleum has now expired and a new sponsor is sought to move the project forward. This is one of a host of sponsorship opportunities within the EXCEL programme, say the department, who will provide a copy of their Annual Report on request. Contact: Mike Parker, Principal Exercise & Health Development Manager. Address: Pavilion Buildings, 99-105 Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1RJ. Tel.: 0151-934-2377. Fax: 0151-934-2359. E-mail: mike.parker@leisure.sefton.gov.uk

 

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OPF RADIO 107.7 FM and THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHOW
OPF Radio 107.7 fm, The Open Project Franchise for Expressive Arts Radio Project and The Independent Music Show are offering an attractive sponsorship package to large brand companies who wish to support all aspects of expressive arts educational broadcasting and radio production. The package includes an opportunity to advertise the sponsor's brand, product or services in the form of 'On Air Audio Jingles' to be incorporated into the broadcast of OPF Radio output - 'Relay Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day'. Banner ads. will also be placed prominently on the OPF Radio 107.7 fm website and the playlist page of The Independent Music Show. "This is your company's opportunity to support The Open Project Franchise for Expressive Arts. We are the only internet and FM radio broadcasting project promoting expressive arts educational broadcasting and offering interactive SMS, phone calls and requestbox features on the net, with over 11,000 listeners every week. This easy, self set-up school project comprises    our Present Your Own School Show Live 12.00 noon to 2.00pm programme, a low budget self set-up for teachers which won't cost their schools a penny (though they must already have a computer and broadband connection). We offer    free software, free jingles, free plug-ins, free email address, free servers, free streaming, free BT automated connection, free downloads, free training server and free tech support    all schools get two hours broadcasting time. When a person picks up a microphone there can be an amazing transformation. It allows them to take risks and responsibility for their own actions. Having an audience for your work, you become motivated and engaged in an activity-based learning project. This boosts self-confidence, builds relationships and enhances ICT skills. This real life experience pushes one to develop independent thinking and problem solving skills. We call it 'The Open Project Franchise for Expressive Arts'. Our free-to-join Radio Broadcasting Course is a complete sixteen week training workshop which combines hands-on training and live broadcasting from our fully equipped studios. In addition to vocal coaching (where we teach voice and speech technique), some of the weekly lectures include radio programming, jingle production, news, weather, voice-overs, sports reports, copywriting, music programming, station management and internet broadcasting. On completion pupils receive a certificate and 2 x 1 hour shows broadcasting live on the internet. This is your company's opportunity to support 'The Open Project Franchise for Expressive Arts'". Contact: Tom Lambert. Address: 83 The Grange, Lough Road, Lurgan BT67 9BU. Tel.: 02838 321608. E-mail: tom@tomlambertrealcountry.net
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Reading
ERD/0001 INTRO 300
Contact name: Rob White. Address: 37 Cranmore Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4PT. Tel.: 0121 744 4480. E-mail: bochris97@hotmail.co
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SYSTEMETRIC - ROBOTICS
Systemetric is a robotics team comprised of students aged 16 to 18 from Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, UK. "We have been competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 2002, becoming the first British team to compete, and since then have competed every year at the competition regional in New York City. We also mentor FIRST Lego League teams in the East of England and often take part in other smaller robotics competitions. We are looking for corporate sponsorship to continue entering the competition, and also looking to help other schools start up their own teams to enter into the FIRST FRC competition". Contact: Ben Temple-Heald. Address: 28 West End, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4LX. Tel.: 07402 502348. E-mail:
bjth@gmx.co.uk
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ABERAVON RFC
"Do you believe in giving something back? Then this sponsorship opportunity is for you". Aberavon RFC was founded in 1876 and moved to its present home, the Talbot Athletic Ground, in 1907. Several of the current Ospreys squad have passed through Aberavon's ranks - flankers Justin Tipuric and James King, centre Ashley Beck, prop Ryan Bevington and scrum-half Rhys Webb have all gone on to represent Wales. "We play in the Welsh Principality Building Society Premiership, British & Irish Cup and the Swalec Cup and receive media coverage through TV, newspapers and numerous other media coverage. Aberavon RFC seeks sponsors to continue our development work in schools across Port Talbot with children aged 7-11 via our competitive sports programme for Rugby and Netball. The programme includes Rugby and Netball so that both girls and boys have an opportunity to take part in sport at a competitive level. It also provides many exit routes outside of schools that already exist with clubs for the children to follow if they don't already play for a team. The programme is part of a long-term initiative to develop and increase sport participation and rugby awareness, personal fitness and the need to balance sport with academic improvement within Port Talbot schools. Created to reinstate the positive relationship between Aberavon RFC and the Port Talbot primary schools, the programme has the support of local MPs, along with Neath & Port Talbot Council. The diversity of the programme has been a huge positive experience for over 3,000 pupils each season. Port Talbot has the second highest levels of obesity in Wales, along with other social issues and low income issues for families; but with your support we can help combat this together and brighten up the futures of the children we work with, along with putting your company's name into the schools', public's and children's eyes. In return for your becoming a partner we will develop a rights and activation package to align with your brand. Please check out more on the programme here:
http://www.aberavonwizards.co.uk/communityrugby6.htm. Costain currently sponsor the programme but are ending their involvement due to their project moving on from the area. Aberavon RFC also seek other commercial partners for shirt, community and advertising opportunities - see this page: http://www.aberavonwizards.co.uk/commercial.htm. We look forward to speaking with you to discuss any sponsorship you would like to consider with us". Contact: Gareth Howells, Commercial & Marketing Manager. Address: Aberavon RFC, Talbot Athletic Ground, Manor Street, Port Talbot SA13 1AB. Tel.: 07974873683. E-mail: gareth.howells@aberavonwizards.co.uk.
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ESL/0001 SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL
UK-based Sail Training International organises races and events for Tall Ships in many parts of the world, including The Tall Ships' Races for young people every summer in European waters. These events attract large fleets and huge crowds in participating host ports. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available, including Title Sponsor, Presenting or Supporting Sponsor, and sponsorship of trainee bursary packages. Contact: Gwyn Brown, Business Director. Address: Sail Training International, 5 Mumby Road, Gosport, Hants. PO12 1AA. Tel.: 023-9258-6367. Fax: 023-9258-4661. E-mail: gwyn.brown@sailtraininginternational.org
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ESC/0001 INTECH SCIENCE CENTRE
INTECH is a visitor and schools destination containing 100 interactive exhibits about science and technology. As an educational charity its aim is to inspire and enthuse everyone - but especially children - in science, technology and engineering. In addition to the hands-on exhibits there is a 200 seat auditorium which presents science shows/lectures. It is also a popular venue for corporate hire or for the Centre's sponsors. Located near Winchester, in a spectacular, award-winning pyramid building, INTECH boasts a position as the fastest growing family visitor attraction in the south of England. It is already firmly established as a leading education resource. 23,000 schoolchildren visited in 2004 and a further 13,000 used the Centre's Outreach Education Service. INTECH's present site was opened in 2001, with substantial Millennium Commission funding as well as support from sponsors such as IBM UK Laboratories, NTL, Glaxo Wellcome, Hampshire County Council and Southern Water. "If you believe in keeping science, technology and engineering stimulating for both current and upcoming generations then please support the work of INTECH", say the organisers. Contact: Andy Lane, Marketing & Fundraising Manager. Address: Intech Science Centre, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HX. Tel.: 01962 891915. Fax: 01962 868524. E-mail: andylane@intech-uk.com
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Current sponsorship opportunities

  •  new interactive exhibits
  •  science show/lecture programme
  •  naming opportunity for the auditorium
  •  educational programmes
  •  subsidy to enable visits by disadvantaged children.

 

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ESC/0002 LIFE SCIENCE CENTRE
One of the North's leading visitor attractions, Life is an award-winning science centre which forms one element of a science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Situated in Time Square, just a minute's walk from the mainline railway station and national bus station, the centre is at the hub of the growing regeneration of this world-class destination. The Centre offers a variety of sponsorship and event opportunities including: • Open Air Ice Rink - an extremely popular feature during the winter months, the North East's largest ice rink is set in Times Square and attracts more than 60,000 visitors during a ten week run. Opportunities for a major sponsor include renaming the Ice Rink, advertising on the rink's enclosures and promotions including exclusive use of the rink for staff and/or customers  • Lifelab - a free educational resource that enables school children to enjoy national curriculum linked experiments in a state-of-the-art laboratory environment by professional science explainers  • Lectures@Life series - a popular programme of annual talks delivered by leading scientists, writers and broadcasters from all over the world Exhibition programme. Life is one of the few venues to host an annual programme of large-scale international touring exhibitions which attract many thousands during their run  • Newcastle Science Festival - Life is a major partner of the festival which takes place every March in conjunction with National Science Week. Partners across the City including museums and art galleries, theatres, the universities and national organisations such as the Open University and the RSPB. The festival includes lectures, debates, exhibitions and hands-on family activities and aims to play a key role in inspiring and communicating a greater understanding of science. Benefits of sponsorship include branding opportunities, integrated press and marketing campaigns, corporate hospitality deals, staff and consumer incentive schemes and sales promotions. Contact: Ian McGregor, Marketing Manager. Address: Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle NE1 4EP. Tel.: 0191 243 8267. Fax: 0191 243 8201. E-mail:
ian.mcgregor@life.org.uk
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ESS/001 THE BEACONSFIELD SCHOOL
The Beaconsfield School is a mixed secondary school located in Buckinghamshire. The school competes in county, district and national sports competitions. Sponsorship is available for all school teams in the following sports: Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics. Sponsorship for individual sports or a whole school sport sponsorship package is available. Sponsors can be located in the following places on the school kits     Front Middle     Sleeves     Back above number     Back below number      Collar     Shorts. Contact: Simon Tattersall. Address: The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Buckinghamshire HP9 1SJ. Tel.: 01494 687949. Fax: 01494 676404. E-mail: simon.tattersall@beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk.
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RIVERS COACHING
Rivers Coaching is an innovative social enterprise, passionate about education and the power it has to influence the future life chances of pupils. "Going beyond academic attainment, we believe that every child should be equipped with the skills and attitudes they need to succeed beyond the classroom. We believe that teachers hold the key to unlocking this future. Through the power of coaching we empower classroom teachers to become outstanding classroom leaders, working purposefully towards creating a lasting and meaningful impact on the attainment and holistic development of their pupils. Through our work we aim to:     Improve the educational outcomes of young people to enable them to succeed in their chosen path    Increase teacher effectiveness to ensure every child receives an outstanding education and is supported to achieve their full potential regardless of their background     Improve retention of teachers working in schools in disadvantaged communities. We are seeking to develop partnerships with London-based organisations that share our values and who have an interest in improving the lives of young people through education, specifically those based in disadvantaged communities. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise your profile within the community by part sponsoring the development of one or more teachers in return for marketing and promotional opportunities. We want our partnerships to be mutually beneficial and therefore aim to understand how we can best work together to support you to achieve the individual needs and objectives of your business. If you'd like to discuss more about what we do and how you can get involved, we'd love to hear from you. Rivers Coaching are Teach First Innovation Award Finalists 2013, supported by the Shackleton Foundation and endorsed by Mobius Executive Leadership". Contact: Raheela. E-mail:
info@riverscoaching.co.uk
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TAKE 2 THEATRE SCHOOL
Take 2 Theatre School is a South Yorkshire based theatre school offering children and young people the opportunity to gain confidence and develop their skills through performing arts. "Our groups are aged from 3 to 19 and we have workshops in dance, drama and musical theatre. We are seeking sponsors to help with the costs of putting on shows at the theatre, hiring costumes and musicians and the costs of publicity for the productions, eg posters, leaflets, T Shirts. We charge minimal fees to our members as we want everyone in the community to be able to afford to access our sessions; but this means there are few funds left to pay for the costs involved in putting on a show". Contact: Julie Cooper. Address: Take 2 Theatre School, 311 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU. Tel.: 01226 744442. E-mail:
julieacooper@fsmail.net
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WEST END KIDS
West End Kids is a unique centre of excellence based in London for young performers aged 10-18 who show exceptional talent and dedication in musical theatre and the performing arts. In turn, the company provides the "Kids" with challenging performance experiences via workshop style coaching. Since its creation in 2001, West End Kids has provided dedicated students with all the tools they need to progress into outstanding performers, with focus on singing, choreography, attitude, mental-toughness, work ethic and expectation. West End Kids is very proud of the fact that a very high proportion of its pupils have successfully applied to the performing arts school/college of their choice including the Brits School, Sylvia Young and Mountview. Furthermore when its students move into work professionally, there is no shock to the system as they have been working to the same standards for years. This makes the transition smooth for them and ensures they are a pleasure for directors to work with. Recently, a West End Kid, Holly-Anne Hull, won the Disney Channel's prestigious My Camp Rock competition. This was a great honour for both West End Kids and its Managing Director Martin Williams, who has provided personal vocal tuition to Holly-Anne for many years. Moreover, Holly-Anne displayed perfectly the standards that all West End Kids aspire to and indeed achieve. West End Kids is very active in using many forms of the media both for communication with its pupils and promotion of the company. Its website www.westendkids.co.uk receives 120,000 hits per year. West End Kids is also very active in Facebook and YouTube where it publicises its various activities and performances and as a consequence has a loyal following of thousands of fans throughout the world. The cost of running West End Kids is, not surprisingly, very expensive. In particular, London rehearsal venues are not cheap, therefore the company faces constant financial constraints. On the other hand the company is committed to providing professional advanced coaching to young performers with talent, regardless of financial circumstance. Faced with this persistent financial conundrum, West End Kids is looking for sponsorship of its rehearsal overheads so that it can continue to offer its current first class coaching programme to young musical theatre talent rather than restrict it merely to those who can afford it. West End Kids is confident that sponsors of the company will benefit from its growing national recognition via the ever-increasing demand for public performances, open workshops and media promotion. Indeed, this is a wonderful opportunity for a sponsor to gain excellent publicity, especially within the youth sector as West End Kids would be looking to promote the sponsor's name at all its events throughout the year. Over the last twelve months, the West End Kids brand was seen by in excess of 300,000 consumers. If such sponsorship fits in with your profile in this sector West End Kids would be delighted to discuss this matter. Contact: Mrs Julie-Ann Harris. Address: 36 Chestnut Avenue, Coney Hall, West Wickhem BR4 9ES. Tel.: 020 8123 2025. E-mail: julie.harris@westendkids.co.uk
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     EST/0001     BIGFOOT THEATRE COMPANY
Since its launch in January 2000, Bigfoot Theatre Company has become the UK's largest and most progressive theatre in education company, they tell us, working within over 300 schools across the capital per school term. The company looks set to expand into Brighton, Bristol and Birmingham by January 2003. Its service of providing out of school drama clubs, Saturday classes and comprehensive summer arts courses has made it the most sought after theatre company for inner city schools. Bigfoot now requires specific sponsorship support packages to help the expansion of its services nationwide. Its aim is to use drama as a tool to help develop confidence, self-esteem and good communication skills for deprived and disilusioned children and young people. With a plethora of exciting projects formulating its termly programmes, Bigfoot has the scope to develop long term partnerships with organisations that wish to share in its success. Reg. charity no.: 1069710. Contact: Karl Wozny. Tel: 020-8761-2111. E-mail: karl@bigfoot-theatre.co.uk.
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     EST/0002      CHALKFOOT THEATRE ARTS
Chalkfoot is a touring community theatre company based in Margate, Kent (formerly known as Channel Theatre Company) - a long-established organisation with an excellent track record both with arts funding bodies and the communities it serves. Chalkfoot works in three main areas: community touring - taking professional theatre to village halls throughout the south east and beyond (activities include outdoor productions, family productions, workshops and skills development); working with children and young people - creating innovative theatre experiences with pupils in primary and secondary schools (in areas such as Cornwall, Bexley and Thanet); and devising special, one-off projects for a range of audiences. Chalkfoot is supported as a Recurrently Funded Organisation by Arts Council England (South East) and has regularly received support over a number of years from a number of local authorities and county councils in the south east. The organisation can offer a range of sponsorship opportunities and is also able to work with sponsors to create worthwhile projects within the sponsor's own target areas. Apply to Chalkfoot to view its massive archive of feedback from community audiences. What Chalkfoot's village hall promoters say: "I just had to write and let you know how much your visits mean to our village", (Ardingly, Sussex); 'Having live theatre in Hawkhurst is a rare event, and the tickets were sold out. The audience was not disappointed', (Hawkhurst, Kent). What teachers say about Chalkfoot's participatory projects: 'The evaluations they have written about this experience have all been full of praise for everyone involved. I know they will take many positive memories with them for years to come', Teacher, Thanet Secondary School. 'An absolutely stunning performance which truly inspired the children', Teacher, Medway Primary School. Contact: Claudia Leaf, Outreach Director. Address: Central Studios, 36 Park Place, Margate, Kent CT9 1LE. Tel.: 01843 280077. Fax: 01843 280088. E-mail: claudia@channel-theatre.co.uk
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    EST/0003     CHESTER GATEWAY THEATRE
The Theatre seeks varying levels of sponsorship for plays (comedy, drama, classics and new work), one-night events and Education and Access projects. Reg charity no. 257701.Contact: Jo Beggs, Development & PR Manager. Address: Chester Gateway Theatre, Hamilton Place, Chester CH1 2H. Tel.: 01244-344238, ext. 106.
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     EST/0004     EAST HANTS. YOUTH THEATRE
East Hants Youth Theatre is a small but thriving youth theatre company which runs workshops for children aged 5 to youth. In the past, they have run very successful productions and now they are looking to put on a variety of performances throughout the year. The theatre is seeking sponsorship for a season of live theatre-which will involve all of its members, which at the moment number about 70. They would like to do a full full-scale production of the Little Shop of Horrors but need sponsorship funding to do it. Contact: Lisa Clements, Arts & Media Officer. Address: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 9LJ. Tel.: 023 9259 7114. Fax: 023 9234 3642. E-mail: ehyt.showtime@virgin.net
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     EST/0005     EXTREME ENTERTAINMENTS
Extreme Entertainments provides performing arts classes for both children and adults. Extreme is looking for sponsorship to help provide performance opportunities and group activities for children within the north west of England. The organisation is looking for sponsorship to cover the costs of putting on shows and help with room hire for classes to enable them to keep costs down for the children attending the classes on a regular basis. Sponsorship will help pay for the following:- room hire for classes; room hire for shows; costumes; make-up; uniforms; scholarships for gifted children; music; advertising; agency costs to help find work for talented children. Goals: Extreme Entertainments aims to  •  Provide cheap or free classes for children and to offer the opportunity to take part in group and team activities, to be part of a club, help build confidence and take part in regular healthy exercise   •  provide skills which will benefit children in the future   •  provide all children with the opportunity to perform at least twice a year and raise money for charities. The benefits of sponsorship  •  banners or advertising at all gigs  •  advert on the website  •  hand out brochures at shows  •  raffles and giveaways  •  logo on printed materials (flyers, posters)  •  free tickets to all performances. Contact: Shelley Miller. Address: 59 Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8AA. Tel.: 07747 085454. E-mail: shelley@extremeentertainments.co.uk.
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    EST/0006     MED THEATRE
Dartmoor Theatre is a project to allow young people to create their own theatre and music in response to the environment of a National Park. Contact: Mark Beeson, Co-ordinator. Address: MED Theatre, The MED Theatre Studio, 11a The Square, Moretonhampstead, Devon TQ13 8NF. Tel.: 01647-441356. E-mail: info@medtheatre.co.uk.
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    EST/0007     NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN
A range of sponsorship opportunities is available in connection with work of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, which organises productions in London and Edinburgh, as well as audition programmes, training courses, fundraising events and community education programmes. A Business Club NYT corporate hospitality package is also available. Contact: Carol Stevenson, Development Manager. Address: 443-445 Holloway Road, London N7 6LW.
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    EST/0008     PROJECT CALLIOPE
Opportunities are available to sponsor summer drama courses on classical Greek texts in English with professional direction, based on Ancient Epidavros. Contact name: Gary Cleaver, Project Director. Address: 23 Thompson Street, New Bradwell, Bucks. MK13 0EA. Tel.: 01908 311367. Fax: 01908 311367. E-mail: info@projectcalliope.co.uk. Website: http://www.projectcalliope.co.uk

 

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    EST/0009     PROPS THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL
Props Theatre Arts School in North Wales is looking for a long term sponsor to help with its running costs. Now in its seventh year, the school has had no funding from any other organisation but has raised several thousands of pounds for various charities over the years through special productions. It has several students who are unable to meet the fees (£25 - £30 a month) and discreetly supports them with free places, helping them achieve their full potential either locally or elsewhere. Funds are raised through student fees, ticket sales, events and merchandising and from advertising in its annual brochure/prospectus. The school aims to produce at least four shows a year, teaching through performance and covering everything from Shakespeare to musical theatre and comedy as well as stage management, lighting, sound etc.. It also covers the L.A.M.D.A. syllabus, with excellent results. The school works out of, and manages, a War Memorial Building which is a Charitable Trust in dire straits: it is struggling to pay the rent which just covers the utility bills and insurance and thus keeps the building open as a community building and home to the local youth club. The school is about to diversify into film work but funds are running out. Sponsors would be kept informed and consulted about progress and plans and would be encouraged to be as involved as they might wish. Their name would appear on all marketing and publicity material. Contact: Anne Jones. Address: Bryn Awel, Glan Conwy, North Wales LL28 5TW. Tel.: 01492 580774. E-mail: PropsAnne@aol.com.
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    EST/0010     SPIKE THEATRE
Spike are open to a variety of sponsorship opportunities, including in-kind support, specific support for a tour (eg three month autumn/spring tour or three week Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Sponsors would receive space on all print for the sponsor's company logo, a credit in all press releases, targeted press releases and free tickets for the sponsor's staff and clients. Spike Theatre formalised in 1997 and is a small-scale touring theatre company incorporating a dedicated education and community outreach wing. Spike Theatre receives regular funding from Arts Council North West and has become one of Britain’s leading small scale touring companies, producing shows that are accessible, engaging and visually exciting. Drawing upon various disciplines such as mime, acrobatics, ensemble work, clowning and strong characterisation, Spike produces a style of ‘Total’ theatre with the performer at the centre of the work. Spike tour extensively throughout the UK as well as internationally, usually producing one touring show each year. The company also receives commissions to produce work for other organisations. In addition to the theatrical productions, Spike regularly supply workshop leaders and creative artists to schools, colleges and arts organisations, running sessions in a variety of performance skill areas. The workshops range from one day packages to residencies producing performance pieces with young people. In 2004, they worked with over 9,000 workshop participants. Contact: Mark Smith, Administrator. Address: 13a Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ. Tel.: 0151 709 8554. E-mail: mail@spiketheatre.com
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    EST/0011     THEATREBUS
Theatrebus is a travelling company which devises creative and educational programmes to cover all areas of the National Curriculum. The group works in schools, museums and galleries in Cheshire, Stockport, Trafford and Manchester and organises dance and drama workshops for all age groups. Drama Tots is a programme of drama/movement workshops for pre-school children. Inset training days are also included for teaching staff and the group will also write follow up material, including pupil and teacher resource packs. Interview and presentation techniques for sixth form, industry and local commerce are also part of the service offered. Theatrebus is now seeking sponsorship towards the purchase of a new van - "the whole of Northwest will see your name on the van you help us buy" is their promise. Contact: Marc Careswell. Address: 47 Ullswater Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1TU. Tel.: 0161 282 6799. E-mail: careswell@aol.com.
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    EST/0012     THEATRE EAST
Theatre East organises acting, singing, dancing and music activities for kids in a disadvanteged area of Newcastle upon Tyne. Sponsorship funding is sought to assist with the refurbishment of the organisation's premises, which needs to be re-wired, have the theatre and rehearsal rooms brought back into good condition, have its sound and lighting equipment refurbished and replaced and have new stage curtains installed. A music room and musical equipment is also urgently needed. The organisation is voluntary but not yet a registered charity and has been in existence for about 15 months. Tutors from Newcastle's 'Live Theatre' are used, with the centre's programme being managed by their Youth Theatre Director, Paul James. Funding was secured from SRB last year with further funding from the Lottery this year. Revenue funding of around £10,000 per annum is now required, with £35,000 capital and a further £10,000 for the music room and equipment. Contact: Julie Blackie, Co-ordinator. Address: Theatre East, c/o 53 The Cloisters, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7LS. Tel.: 0191-2413441 (w); 0191-2853764 (h); 07712-765535 (m).

 

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     EST/0013     THE VIVACE CHARITABLE TRUST
The Vivace Charitable Trust is a registered charity based in the north west of England which works to enhance the self-esteem, confidence and social skills of children and young people (aged 6-20) by giving them the opportunity to take part in very large-scale concerts (upwards of 300 performers per concert) in various venues in the north west, including Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and the new Lowry Centre in Salford. The organisation would be pleased to talk to companies who would like to be associated with this work, which is mainly carried out in disadvantaged inner-urban areas such as Wigan, Tameside, Bootle, Salford and St. Helens but which it is hoped (with support) to extend across the north of England (registered charity no. 1063910). Contact: George Kearton, Organiser and Administrator. Address: 17 Scott Avenue, Hindley, Wigan WN2 4DG. Tel./fax: 01942-521670. Mobile: 07931-724814.

 

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     EST/0014     WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE
The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is a major receiving venue on the number one touring circuit. Its Membership Youth Scheme, GET-IN!, is open to all 9-18 year olds and offers a range of benefits including low cost tickets, workshops run by professional companies linked to shows at the Grand and the opportunity to go on backstage and theatre visits. Members have access to theatre professionals who share their knowledge of all aspects of theatre (technical, performance, admin., etc.). A representative from the theatre is present at every workshop and all persons involved in conducting workshops are screened. The opportunities available include full sponsorship or sponsorship of specific workshops and events. Contact: Melanie Whitehead, Youth Officer. Address: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE. Tel.: 01902 573311. E-mail: getin@grandtheatre.co.uk
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