Your New Gregson (Community and Arts Centre)

by James Murphy in Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th May 2021 we successfully raised £27,868 ( + est. £2351.50 Gift Aid ) with 319 supporters in 56 days

The Gregson in Lancaster wants to reopen its doors soon and is calling on local people to raise £20,000 to support its exciting future plans

by James Murphy in Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Employing initial staff, completing renovation, restocking and Core funding following reopening. Consultation exercises with wider community, further development of community offer and community projects. 

The Gregson in Lancaster wants to reopen its doors soon and is calling on local people to help make this happen and support its exciting future plans . The charity has already secured £10,000 in match funding, meaning all donations received will have double the impact.  

The Gregson Community and Arts Centre is an iconic institution that’s played a significant role in the creative and cultural life of Lancaster for more than thirty years. When The Gregson reopens it will be run entirely as a charity by a board of trustees meaning all profits will be reinvested back into the community to enrich the cultural life of the city.

However, at this exciting time in the organisation’s history, it is also facing its biggest ever challenge. Covid-19 forced the venue to close its doors last March leaving it with no income for over a year. Since then a team of volunteers and trustees have been busy renovating the building, and are now asking local people to help them get The Gregson back open as soon as possible, and support its exciting plans to be at the heart of the local community

The growing team of volunteers are committed to working with Lancaster residents to offer activities that meet the needs of their community in creative, fun and inclusive ways. The beloved café-pub and food offer will also be re-opened as a place to socialise and relax.

To realise this ambition however, the Gregson requires financial support. They have secured £10,000 match funding from Power to Change if they can raise £10,000 themselves from at least 100 individual donors. To support the campaign you can donate through this Crowdfunder. The team at the Gregson also encourages you to spread the word about this campaign through social media using the hashtag #YourNewGregson.

There is more information about what we've already done and how the money could be spent: 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£1 or more

Photo Mosaic - 'Gregson Faces Project'

Send us a photo of yourself and it will go to make up a unique piece of art celebrating the re-opening of the Gregson, to be displayed in the building when we reopen.

£30 or more

14 of 50 claimed

Screen Printed Limited edition Gregson T Shirt

Hand screen printed 100% organic cotton limited edition Gregson t-shirts. We will contact you after your donation with information so you can request the best size for you. Choose from either the Gregson Building or Gregson Bar Sign design. T-shirts will be hand printed at the end of the Crowdfunder and you will received them asap after 17th May 2021.

£100 or more

15 of 20 claimed

Personal Gregson Tankard

You can have your own personal inscribed tankard behind the Gregson bar.

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