Support Us

Thank you for being here and considering supporting Zoo Co. As we move

through these uncertain times, your help matters more than ever.

Perhaps Coronavirus has brought you here. Or perhaps you want to support

us regardless of the pandemic. We are a registered charity, and any donation – large or small – will ensure that Zoo Coo can continue to exist and thrive. 

On this page you'll find out about the different ways of supporting us. Whether it's all year round as part of our 'Zoo Keeper' Supporters' Scheme, making a one off donation through our Coronavirus appeal or even choosing us as your charity on Amazon smile or Give as you Live. 

Either way, your generosity will help ensure that we keep creating, developing and delivering work. Thank you!

Help Us:

- Create innovative, exciting live productions

- Serve our local community and empower young people through arts engagement

- Champion and drive accessibility in theatre

- Support and nurture brilliant artists

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Become a Zoo Keeper

Unlock exclusive access to Zoo Co experiences, news, events and opportunities by becoming a Zoo Keeper. 

Keepers are the first to know about our future plans and are an integral part of keeping the company going. 

Click an animal below to read more about each Keeper level.

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We have chosen to partner with Enthuse to process our digital fundraising.

Please click here for more information about them.  

 

Make a One Off Donation

Firstly thank you for being here and considering safeguarding Zoo Co's future whilst we face the ongoing threat to the theatre industry. 

Like many theatre companies, we have been hit hard by Coronavirus and are working to make sure we can survive beyond this terrible pandemic. We are currently unable to generate income through our usual channels and so we are asking for your support at this pivotal moment, to make sure we are still here to begin to make live performances and participatory projects when it is safe to do so.

We are committed to supporting our artists. Despite our income dropping significantly, we have honoured artist fees for cancelled work as much as we possibly can so that our brilliant artists are supported enough to still be here when we can work together again. Many of our artists and core team were ineligible for government support, including the furloughing scheme, Self Employment Support or Arts Council's Emergency funding. And whilst we celebrate and praise its existence, we are unlikely to directly benefit funding from the government's recently announced Arts Survival Package.

 

We were very fortunate to receive some emergency support from Arts Council England at the beginning of this crisis, and have used this to cover committed artist fees, core costs, keep in touch with our young people, as well as creating new digital opportunities for d/Deaf and disabled artists in our network. 

 

However, we are still managing losses of over £100k in terms of future income, and so we're asking you to consider supporting Zoo Co during this crisis, ensuring the company survives through this pandemic, and to help us create plans for 'after the interval' so we can get back to doing what we do best.

If would you rather support us through Bank Transfer or Cheque please click here.

Others Ways To Support Zoo 

Become a Zoo Co fundraiser all from the comfort of your online shopping trolley! 

We know that times are tough for everyone right now, so we're also looking for ways to fundraise that don't cost you a penny extra. 

Give as you Live is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. (And you get to justify more online shopping...approach with care!!)

Sign up to Give as You Live and Zoo Co will receive 1% - 5% of your purchase from 100's of online shops including: Asos, Argos, iTunes, Tesco, Waitrose and MANY more!

 

(We'll also receive £5 extra when you sign up!)

 Why Give As You Live?

✅  it's completely free to join and use

✅  a great way to raise money for Zoo Co for free

✅  shop at over 4,000 leading stores

✅  has lots of great offers and vouchers codes 

✅  multi award-winning fundraising platform 

Why Support Zoo Co?

As a theatre company, our four main focuses are to: 

- Create innovative, exciting live productions

- Serve our local community and empower young people 

- Champion and drive accessibility in theatre

- Support and nurture brilliant artists

All of these require a considerable amount of funding. We spend a great deal of time researching and applying to every fund applicable to us, so we may keep our work going. 

Since 2017, the remit of our work has evolved to create dynamic, accessible and innovative new work. We have brought together diverse casts, creative leaders, characters and stories, and continued to develop our creative style; driving innovation and playfulness, telling really good stories that we care deeply about, and creating work which is visually inventive, open-hearted and authentic.  

 

We are multi-award winning theatre makers, creating high quality works, all receiving critical acclaim from The Stage, The List, and even winning the Three Week's Editor's Choice Award 2018. Most recently, we have been chosen as 1 of the final 2 companies in receipt of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust R+D Award for Perfect Show For Rachel, which we will get to R+D at the Barbican next Spring.

 

As well as creating workshops and engagement programmes, which accompany our shows, we have run week long workshops for young people to engage in the arts, collaborated on an annual immersive outdoor show and 8 week educational programme for disadvantaged children and offered a range of commissions to artists (including those who are d/Deaf and disabled) to create their important work.

We have set up pop up theatre spaces in shopping centres, markets, public squares and high streets, anywhere, because we think theatre is better when everyone is invited and sometimes that means taking theatre outside of traditional spaces. 

All our shows are Relaxed Performances - no exceptions. This offers a safer space for those who need it when coming to the theatre, again making theatre more accessible for everyone. 

In our time as a company we have had 7 successful Arts Council funding bids and further support from local authorities, trusts and foundations. All these bids require match funding which your support is vital to. We hope this shows that we really make the most of every penny you donate, and use it to leverage more vital funding. 

We train all our core team and our associate artists in British Sign Language so we can continue supporting d/Deaf artists authentically. We have recently trained a Mental Health First aider to support artists working on projects. We believe we can and must be an active part of making access the 'new normal' in the industry.

Although this is only a small insight into what Zoo Co is and does, we hope that this will help show why we think we are worthy of surviving beyond Covid-19 so that we can continue to do all of that, and more. 

 

Extras

If you wish to support us via Bank Transfer our details are: 

Name: Zoo Co Creative LTD. Sort code: 23-05-80. Account no: 36766999

If you wish to support us via by Cheque:

Please make them out to Zoo Co Creative LTD.

Our postal address is: 14 Deanshaw Cottages, Tandridge Lane, Tandridge, Surrey, RH8 9NN

Your regular support and donations will be processed by Enthuse. Please click here for more information about them.  

If you'd like us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf, please fill in this form here and send it in the post to the below address or a picture of the filled in form to rosalind@wearezooco.co.uk

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Zoo Co Creative LTD is a company limited

by guarantee ​in England & Wales No. 12089377 |

 

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