Support Us Your Support Matters Why support Chickenshed? As the world around us can often feel increasingly divided, Chickenshed is a charity and inclusive theatre company which gives us a glimpse of how different things could be. Through inclusion, equality, diversity, and creativity in our education courses, workshops and performances, our goal is to empower individuals, change hearts and minds and transform institutions. Every year, Chickenshed provides support, education, mentoring and a place to belong to over 1,000 children and young people. For many, Chickenshed is their safety net and second home. Over 60% of the children and young people we reach have experienced isolation and exclusion due to mental or physical ill-health, disability, bullying, gang pressure, interactions with the care system or being a young carer themselves - often a combination of these things. Due to the ongoing challenges of Covid, we need vital funds to continue running and expanding our life-enhancing virtual workshops which are a lifeline for so many of the vulnerable children and young people who are part of Chickenshed. Their needs have become much more complex during this time of isolation. We are only able to meet the needs of our beneficiaries through generous support from individuals, businesses, grant-making trusts and foundations, and our local community. Our work has a cost, but it also has a rich and meaningful value that ripples out in to society. It spreads as every year 60 Further and Higher Education students graduate and look to share their inclusive practice within the education, performing arts sectors and beyond. The value deepens as our Young Company members begin to represent our company on platforms for social change, becoming active change-makers in our world. And the value multiplies as we work in partnership with other organisations who are actively working towards an inclusive future. Thank you for your interest in investing in the extraordinary young people who can and do achieve their unimaginable dreams through the pioneering work of Chickenshed. Donate Fundraise Volunteer . However much you are able to give, your support will make a difference - and you really will be changing lives.