Support Community Arts at Long Eaton Art Room

by Long Eaton Art Room in Nottingham, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Support Community Arts at Long Eaton Art Room

Total raised £4,330

raised so far

+ est. £378.75 Gift Aid

35

supporters

We need your support to cover the increased running costs of the centre during the energy crisis.

by Long Eaton Art Room in Nottingham, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Initially we hoped to raise enough to get us through the winter months, but the extra income will help fund our running costs for longer and help us to continue our work in the community.


Who are we?

Long Eaton Art Room is a Community Arts Centre based in Derbyshire, but on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire too. Our customer reach covers a wide area and much of the Midlands. We strongly believe in the therapeutic benefit of the arts for mental health and wellbeing and reducing isolation.

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Community impact

Long Eaton Art Room benefits the whole community. Our centre is a warm, welcoming space that brings people together and combats loneliness. Supporting livelihoods by providing creative workshops and courses and subsidised room hire facilities to local artists and community groups. Our range includes ceramics, stained glass, fused glass, watercolours, paper crafts, knitting and crochet, sketchbook club, life drawing, lino printing, school holiday activities, open studios, craft fairs, have a go days, exhibitions and many other workshops and events. We also provide affordable artists studio spaces allowing local people the oportunity to develop their own creative businesses. We pride ourselves in welcoming all ages and abilities throughout the year.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

The cost of living crisis is impacting our small charity. Our gas costs alone are rising by 155%. Add in additional electricity costs, increased wages, higher materials costs, etc and it all adds up. Long Eaton Art Room is a self funded non-profit making charity which is dependent on small grants from other organisations and charities and on individual donations. We cannot afford to pass these additional costs onto our centre users, who are already facing their own cost of living crisis

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How we’ll spend the money raised

The current energy crisis and cost of living crisis is having a massive impact on our finances. All donations received in this appeal will go directly into covering the running costs of the charity which will in turn help us to stay open, keep the heat and lights on and continue to provide our services at subsidised rates for the benefit of the whole community. Providing a warm safe space to meet with others and learn new arts and craft skills, improving wellbeing and reducing isolation.

UPDATE:

MATCHFUNDING FROM THE CO-OP

The Co-op have kindly said that they will match fund any individual's donations upto £250 per person per donation. That is absolutely wonderful news and we are thrilled. So for every pound you donate, the Co-op fund will match it, potentially doubling our fundraising. 

GIFT-AID

If you are a UK tax payer, if you select the gift aid option the goverment will add a further 25p per every pound to our fundraising at no cost to you. 

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