Ways you can support The Courtyard
The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts, offering amazing cultural experiences to as wide an audience as possible. Our annual footfall is well over 300,000 and rising, making us one of the busiest public amenities in Herefordshire. We are the main community arts hub regionally, delivering a huge range of educational and inspirational projects, for example, each week, over 350 young people attend one of our Youth Theatre groups, either at The Courtyard or one of our satellite groups at Kington and Bromyard and we’ve worked with over 60% of Herefordshire care homes in the last few years to deliver dementia-friendly arts activities. Our work has a significant and very positive impact on the lives of people living in our rural county, not just at the venue itself. We need ongoing help to protect and develop this work further, after losing our regular Council funding in 2016.
Sponsoring a seat – with a personalised plaque – can be a really personal way of showing your support of the organisation or honouring someone you love. We offer seat sponsorship in two different spaces – the Main House (£300 per seat or two for £500) and the Studio (£175 each). Seat sponsorship can also be paid for via standing order…
Help The Courtyard to plan for the future with confidence by leaving us a gift in your Will. Legacies are also a great way to give if you prefer to donate in the future rather than committing yourself now. Contact Melanie Denning, fundraising manager, on 01432 346503 for more information. This month (September) GABBS Solicitors are supporting The Courtyard by offering a limited number of appointments to make a Will, in exchange for a suggested donation to our charity. For more information, click here Legacy Month September 2017
If you can Gift Aid your donations to The Courtyard, we can reclaim an additional 25% income from the Government – last year we received over £5,000 from Gift Aid. It’s easy to do if you are a tax payer and won’t cost you anything extra! Ask Box Office for a form.
Register with The Giving Machine and then shop online via their portal so we get a small donation every time! The Courtyard is registered as a charity with them and there are lots of great online retailers that donate funds back to your chosen cause/s. All you have to do is register online as a giver (follow the hyperlink below) and choose The Courtyard Trust as your ’cause’ when you sign up. Then you simply shop online with retailers via the Giving Machine website each time and we receive a donation back. There is also an icon that you can download and which will sit in your browser bar – you can then simply click on that when wanting to shop online and it will take you straight to The Giving Machine site. You can even set up Gift Aid when registering which makes the donations go ever further …
It won’t cost you a penny more to shop this way: it is the retailers who donate back to The Giving Machine for being on their portal and there are loads of shops on there… so happy shopping and thank you!