The Foundation has pledged matching funding to the Lyric Hammersmith to provide theatre training and career guidance for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. This new 12 month project, as part of the Lyric Young Company, will provide a pre-professional training programme for 20 young people aged 16-25 with no previous professional training from underrepresented backgrounds.  This will include training in performance and technical skills, mentoring and career guidance together with intensive R&D weeks twice a year. For details of the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release Photographer credit:  Helen Murray