In January this year, Scottish Youth Theatre learned that we had not been successful in our application for regular funding from Creative Scotland for the period 2018-21. This represents a gap of around a third of our required income.
After the news from Creative Scotland we have worked on many business models, a variety of cost cutting exercises and discussed how we can better collaborate to share costs and resources with like-minded organisations. However sadly, without a realistic expectation that we would be successful in securing financial support in such a limited time to meet the significant funding gap, we are left with no other realistic option but to cease trading on 31st July 2018.
We remain committed to delivering our activities up to the end of the summer period with as much energy and dedication as we always have, in a celebration of the children and young people we are so committed to serving.
If you are a current participant then the best way you can support us is by continuing to attend for the remainder of our time.
We appreciate this will be devastating news for so many and thank everyone for their unswerving support in recent months.
All press enquiries should be directed to Board Member Susie Fraser Susie@susiefraser.co.uk 07768 768246
7th March 2018 By Scottish Youth Theatre