This is not genealogy-related but I think it is for a good cause. The Nottingham (England) Playhouse makes world-class theatre and inspirational learning, participatory and training opportunities for many thousands of local people and visitors. See http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk for details.
The diverse programme of performances, the youth and community theatres, the participatory community groups and support for emerging and established theatre practitioners all bring audiences and artists together and, by doing so, make life worth living.
The Nottingham Playhouse receives a significant amount of its income from taxpayers. It costs each Nottinghamshire taxpayer about 10p a year and invests considerably more than that in the local economy.
A significant proportion of the theatre's activity and local investment will be diminished if a proposal from the Nottinghamshire County Council cuts its grant by 100%. The proposed cut is too deep and too quick for the theatre to be able to source funding from elsewhere by the time the cut will come into effect. The belief is that the proposed cuts will reduce the amount of money pumped into the local economy by theater goers far more than any tax money savings produced.
An online petition started by Ben Spiller asks the Nottinghamshire County Council to reconsider the extent of its proposed cut. You can learn more and even sign the online petition at http://goo.gl/WRPdrQ.