Welcome to The Leche Trust

Supporting the performing arts, heritage conservation and training for young professionals in both these fields

Apply for funding

Most of our funding is allocated through our main grants programme which supports projects in two areas: performing arts and heritage conservation.

The online application process for the next grant round will open on Friday 2 August 2024 and will close at midnight on Friday 30 August 2024. We will let applicants know the trustees' decisions by Monday 7 October.



A group of young people in gym clothing posing for photo
Complicité: Mudlarks Young Devisers programme in collaboration with The Barbican, London 2023. Photo: Matthew Kaltenborn

Performing arts

At the Leche Trust we believe that the arts – and artists – make the world a better place. A healthy and dynamic society is reflected in a vibrant arts ecology: we want to support work that is original, to nurture artists and their creativity.

Armorial register of the Garter, opened to a two-page spread of arms designs
Conservation of Armorial of the Garter, circa 1580. Lichfield Cathedral Library Photo: Lichfield Cathedral

Heritage conservation

We support the conservation of historically, artistically and culturally significant buildings and objects dating from before 1837 that are in urgent need of remedial treatment. Items must be in public or charitable ownership and accessible to the public.