Help Us Switch The Lights Back On

by Light House in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

Help Us Switch The Lights Back On

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In order to make sure our venue is COVID-compliant, we need signage, specialist cleaning and staff training - can you help?

by Light House in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Additional funds will contribute to the further improvement of our toilet facilities and ongoing cleaning essentials.


The effect of the global pandemic has been devastating for charities and self-sufficient businesses like Light House (a registered charity since 2012). Our main aim over the last eight years has been to operate a sustainable business model, with our income coming from ticket sales, events, private hires and cafe revenue. The enforced shutdown cut off all our income streams in one go, while a majority of fixed costs remain (contracts and agreements such as insurance, rent and some utilities). 

We were successful in our application for a resilience grant from the British Film Institute and National Lottery that has allowed our CEO to work with our trustees on a reopening strategy, and we are currently in the process of applying to the BFI Culture Recovery Fund. While we await the outcome of that application, we critically need donations to be able to put our reopening strategy into action. 

We will need:

- Additional signage and safety equipment to promote social distancing and a new way of using the building to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible.

- Additional cleaning which will require some specialist processes. We have been working with EnPro Group, another local Black Country independent business, who will be providing us with innovative Touchsafe COVID-secure solutions. 

- Additional training for our staff on new policies and how to ensure customer safety. 

We appreciate that these unprecedented times are very difficult for everybody, but donations of any size will be greatly appreciated. 

Let's make 'Help Us Switch The Lights Back On' happen

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