Ways to donate


The JMK Trust needs constant financial support to maintain the services it provides and to continue to support talented directors.

We are not able to do this work without the generous support of the individual donors who help to fund what we do.

If you'd like to make an online one-off donation please click here or you can donate by texting JMKT18 followed by £2, £5 or £10 to 70070 e.g. JMKT18£5.

If you'd like to make an even bigger impact then please join the JMK Supporters' Circle today and help us to support the most talented directors from all over the UK.

Regular donations help us to continue with our work and support our activities through the year. All our donors are invited each year to the announcement event and our annual Trustee night and will receive a quarterly newsletter.

Bronze Circle £10/month - £120 year

Silver Circle £50/month - £600 year

Gold Circle £75/month - £900 year

Platinum Circle £100/month - £1200 year

To join the JMK Supporters' Circle please complete this JMK Supporters' Circle form or email: jo@jmktrust.org

A donation of £120 could cover the cost of building a model box for an Award finalist; £600 could fund the sessions for all twenty applicants on our Award longlist in which they learn about how best to work with their designer and producer; £900 could enable five of our directors to work for two days with two professional actors each; £1200 could fund opportunities for 20 regional directors at one of our partner venues.

Alternatively you could be part of our exclusive Award Circle and support one of the following:

£2,000 per year - Runner Up prize for the JMK Award

This prize enables the recipient to develop their work as a director, either through funding towards developing ideas or a production.

£2,500 per venue per year - Regional Bursary

This enables one member of each of our regional directors' groups to assist on a production at their local venue.

£5,500 per year - Activities for shortlisted JMK Award applicants
This includes the final workshop weekend which enables the finalists to work with actors on their chosen play.

£8,000 per year - Development weeks for the 8 JMK Award finalists and regional bursary recipients
This enables our finalists and bursary recipients to work with leading figures from the industry through talks, workshops and a week-long project working with professional actors.

Up to £25,000 - The JMK Award
This enables one outstanding director, the winner of the JMK Award, to direct their choice of classic play at the Young Vic. The £25,000 goes towards the cost of actors, rehearsal space, set, props and costume along with marketing and publicity.

Members of the Award Circle will have a special relationship with the Trust and will be able to access special events.

For all enquiries relating to support/sponsorship please email: jo@jmktrust.org

Patrons: Dame Judi Dench, Baroness Howe, Sir Ian McKellen and Tom Morris (Founding Chair)

Current and Past Supporters include: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Philip Hooker, The Leverhulme Trust, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Ian Ritchie Foundation, the Young Vic, The Mercers' Company, the Eranda Foundation, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Marina Kleinwort Trust, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Foyle Foundation and the Martin Bowley Charitable Trust.

Individual donors: James Little, Jason Barnett, David Sparkes, Mr and Mrs M. Blanchard, Annabel Moorsom, Jane Edwardes, Luke Barnes, Emily Mortimer, Mr and Mrs P. Barton, Lynn Farleigh, Caroline Nicholls, Ann Horn, Caroline Barnett, Trevor Williamson, Ruth Glick, Mr and Mrs A. Onslow, Howard Gooding, Marcus Markou, Miranda Rawstorne, Mrs J. Preston, Mrs Sue Wood and Sir Derek and Lady Hornby, Caroline Butler, Mrs Ann Harper, Dr. Jonathan Holmes, Amanda Drew, Jeanie Stewart, Caroline Totterdill, Anthony Psaila, Damian O'Neill, Laurence Dobiesz, Osmund Bullock, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Hytner, Melanie Jackson, Caryl Churchill, John Nettles, Elissa Chalouhi and Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Special thanks to all those who made donations to JMK in 2014 in memory of Graham Menzies-Kitchin and Buz Williams.

"The JMK trust changed everything for me. It is the best award any young, inexperienced director can hope to win because it gives you the two things you need that no one else is going to give you: a space to put on a show and some money to produce it. It is a beacon of hope that I will forever be grateful for. It allowed me the opportunity to direct my first show, TOP GIRLS, and I couldn't have asked for a more supportive start." Thea Sharrock