Mind The Gap!
Mind The Gap Appeal closed on just over £22,000: many thanks for your donations!
Since The Courtyard opened its doors 18 years ago in September 1998, we have enjoyed the regular support of Herefordshire Council. Funding has enabled us to develop a venue that offers high quality shows, films, events, courses and classes. Alongside our work within the venue, we deliver hundreds of workshops and classes, reaching thousands of younger, older and disadvantaged people throughout our community every year.
As our community work has grown dramatically over the years, we have seen the many positive effects of the arts on generations of people; from The Courtyard’s Youth Theatre to Herefordshire schools, care homes and community centres. However it is a sign of the times that over the past few years the Council funding has diminished, and will finally cease from April 2016.
Mind The Gap! Appeal ran between October 2015 and March 2016, with a target to raise £35,000 through donations. The appeal reached just over £22,000 including gift aid by the end of March 2016 and we are very grateful to all those who donated, upgraded their memberships or sponsored seats as a result of the Appeal.
All additional funding raised will now help our wonderful venue and – most importantly- our countywide community work, to ensure we remain sustainable into the future.
Thanks for supporting your regional Arts Centre and helping to us create a strong creative future for all members of our beloved community!