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Stepping Out Theatre Company

What it does
    We are the country's leading mental health theatre group, producing a wide range of plays on mental health themes. We are open to people who have used mental health services and their allies. The group offers mental health service users the opportunity to work alongside people with professional experience of writing, directing and acting, some of whom are service users themselves.
Who it helps
  • People With Disabilities
Sector(s) covered
  • Disability
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1117912
  • First registered on 12/02/2007
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Filed on
28/02/2018 £212,393 £197,884 £14,509 23/10/2018
28/02/2017 £104,583 £106,274 -£1,691 18/09/2017
28/02/2016 £336,475 £309,418 £27,057 17/06/2016
28/02/2015 £208,643 £194,975 £13,668 08/05/2015
28/02/2014 £162,176 £148,471 £13,705 24/06/2014
28/02/2013 £119,128 £120,647 -£1,519 24/05/2013
28/02/2012 £145,330 £137,575 £7,755 20/07/2012
28/02/2011 £73,339 £64,971 £8,368 30/09/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 3 grant making charities totalling £351,000

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£75,000
30/11/2018
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a project using theatre and performance to support people with mental health problems in and around Bristol and in London
£73,500
09/11/2018
Lloyds Bank Foundation supporting members to better manage their mental health through creative and therapeutic activities, a social network and training and volunteering; it is a user led mental health theatre group. The grant will fund the Project Co-ordinator.
£26,000
31/10/2017
Quartet Community Foundation For the third year of a 3 year grant towards the running costs of a project providing social activities, creative workshops involving theatre and arts for people with mental health problems.
£25,000
31/10/2016
Quartet Community Foundation For the second year of a 3 year grant towards the running costs of a project providing social activities, creative workshops involving theatre and arts for people with mental health problems.
£3,000
31/07/2016
Quartet Community Foundation For the launch a new initiative called Participation Peers. A group of Stepping Out members will become Participation Peers to bring new members into the group and support them in their creative journeys.
£73,500
16/12/2015
Lloyds Bank Foundation supporting members to better manage their mental health through creative and therapeutic activities, a social network and training and volunteering; it is a user led mental health theatre group. The grant will fund the Project Co-ordinator.
£75,000
31/05/2015
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' running costs of a project in Bristol that provides social activities and creative arts workshops for people with mental health problems
Governance
Trustees (7)
Main office

Flat 19
Webb Court
Park Road
Shirehampton
Bristol
BS11 0FH

Objectives

1) TO RELIEVE THE CONDITIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USERS THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF THEATRE. 2) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN ORDER TO RAISE THEIR AWARENESS, BY PRODUCING PLAYS WHICH DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE AND COUNTER NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. 3) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USERS AND THEIR ALLIES TO DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVE TALENTS, BUILD SUPPORTIVE NETWORKS AND PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY THEATRE ON MENTAL HEALTH THEMES.