Chickenshed is a charity and inclusive theatre company. Our vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish. Chickenshed champions difference through inclusion, to enrich lives and transform our world.
Through inclusive education courses, workshops and performances, we aim to empower individuals, change hearts and minds and transform institutions.
Every year, Chickenshed supports over 15,000 children, young people and adults within the community to feel confident, valued and empowered - where 60% experience disadvantage and are often excluded in other areas of their lives - due to mental or physical health challenges, gang-related pressures, being a young carer or experience of the care system – often a combination of these challenges.
Chickenshed runs Further and Higher Education Courses for 175+ 16-21 year olds each year – with no qualifications needed for entry. 70% of these young people would not be accepted at any other college or university in the UK, yet 95% pass and go onto higher education, workplace and training opportunities.
Chickenshed has ambitious plans to give access to our life-changing education courses to even more young people facing disadvantage who might otherwise continue to feel excluded by society.
In order to do this, we urgently need funds.
We have 36 hours to raise £200,000 to help Chickenshed continue and expand our vital work to give young people experiencing severe disadvantage the chance of having an inclusive education - whose needs have been more pressing during the last18 months.
All donations given during this period will be doubled making a huge difference to the young people who Chickenshed support.
Every donation made before 10pm tomorrow, 4 October will be matched by a group of dedicated Chickenshed supporters, DOUBLING YOUR DONATION.
Thank you for investing in the futures of young people facing disadvantage.
Louise & All at Chickenshed