NSCD is one of eight institutions forming the world leading Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.  As a college of higher education we need your help to continue supporting as many students and dance artists as possible.  There are a number of ways to help NSCD and our students, from donations to sponsorship packages and gifts in kind to legacies.

Whether you’re a business looking for a local charity to support or an individual with a passion for contemporary dance, there are numerous ways you can get involved with NSCD.  To find out more about ways of supporting us please view the information below or call our Development Team on 0113 219 3000 or email us at: development@nscd.ac.uk.  To donate directly, please click on the donation button below. Your donation, no matter how small, is appreciated and will make a vital contribution to dance education.

Student Hardship Fund

Each and every one of our students is an individual with distinctive strengths. In order to nurture their talent and prepare them for life as a professional dance artist, the range of care, training and expertise we provide here at NSCD is extremely broad and varied. Over recent years, due to the difficult funding climate, we are seeing an increasing number of students suffering hardship or financial difficulty. Why not donate to our Student Hardship Fund to help support students directly? Listed below are examples of the difference your donation can make to a young dancer’s training:

  • £15: a bus pass
  • £20: a pair of ballet shoes
  • £40: food allowance for a week
  • £50: two visits to the physiotherapist
  • £100: attendance at a dance interview
  • £250: dance-wear for 1 year
  • £1000: laptop and digital camera
  • £2500: contribution towards accommodation costs
  • £5000: tuition fee contribution

To make a donation to our Student Hardship Fund please contact our Development Team on 0113 2193000 or email us at: development@nscd.ac.uk.  To donate directly please click on the donate button at the top of the page.  Thank you for your donation and for making a vital contribution to the future of dance.

Corporate Sponsorship

NSCD has a number of bespoke corporate sponsorship opportunities available including:

  • Riley Theatre: sponsorship of individual performances, events or the theatre itself
  • Learning and participation: community events and outreach activities
  • Student support: sponsoring individual students or our courses

Sponsorship opportunities start from £1500 and can be tailored to meet the needs of your business or your CSR or employee engagement programmes. For more information regarding our current sponsorship opportunities please contact our Development Team on 0113 219 3000 or email us at: development@nscd.ac.uk.

Alternatively we have opportunities for your business to work in partnership with us by donating staff time or gift in kind support. Examples of gift in kind support include:

  • Marketing design time
  • Website development
  • IT equipment
  • Building and maintenance supplies
  • Furniture and office equipment
  • Technical supplies e.g. theatre lighting

For more information please contact our Development Team on the number above.


Our Supporters

Alongside support from a number of generous individuals, we’d like to acknowledge the funding NSCD has received from the following trusts and foundations:

Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts
Bramall Trust
Lankelly Chase Foundation
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama’s Joint Artistic Projects Fund
Leverhulme Trust

Thanks to their support we have continued to educate and train contemporary dancers and bring world-class artists and choreographers to Leeds. The opportunities provided by all of our supporters are essential to the success of our mission to create a robust and sustainable dance industry in Leeds, and continue to develop Leeds as a City of Dance.