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We are enormously grateful to all our Founding Patrons, Endowment Donors and 10th Birthday Endowment Appeal Donors. The whole of our artistic programme – performance, learning and participation work – is supported by our endowment fund, the UK’s second largest arts fund of its kind.

Founding Patrons

The Barbour Trust
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Joan and Margaret Halbert
Northern Rock Foundation
The Sage Group plc

Endowment Donors

The 1989 Willan Trust
Benfield Charitable Trust
The David Boardman Trust
The David Goldman Programme
Fenwick Ltd
The Go Ahead Group plc
Greggs plc
Northern Arts Board
Northumbrian Water
Roland Cookson Fund
The Shears Foundation
The Sir James Knott Trust
Stuart Halbert Foundation

10th Birthday Endowment Appeal Donors

1989 Willan Trust
400 Club
John and Florence Adamson Charitable Trust
The Barbour Foundation
Christopher Beadle & Colin Ferguson
John Bell Charitable Trust
The Benfield Motors Charitable Trust
Bowland Charitable Trust
Clore Duffield Foundation
Mr J Cuthbert
Gillian Dickinson Charitable Trust
Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Chairman, Sage Gateshead)
Christopher French
Stuart Halbert Foundation
Mr & Mrs M Howard
Ms W Oloman
The Sage Group plc
Mr Anthony Sargent CBE
The Sir James Knott Trust
The Vardy Foundation

For more information, please contact Rosie Thomas by phone on +44 (0)191 443 4563 or by email.