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Help us to keep reaching 30,000 people every year!

by Max May in Thirsk, England, United Kingdom

Help us to keep reaching 30,000 people every year!

£495

raised of £4,300 target

19

supporters
11% 15 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

Coronavirus has hit Rural Arts hard. We need to raise £4,300 to ensure our future, and to keep enriching lives and connecting communities.

by Max May in Thirsk, England, United Kingdom

Rural Arts is a registered charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities

We provide over 400 events and activities each year at our community arts centre in Thirsk, which is also home to an award-winning café, a gallery shop and rooms to hire. We programme 70 performances per year in rural venues and lead a range of wellbeing and employment programmes to support vulnerable and isolated people across 3,500 square miles.

Coronavirus has hit Rural Arts hard. We closed on 16th March and tentatively reopened  on 11th August, almost 5 months to the day later.

In that time, our income for the period dropped £150,000. We have used all Government initiatives to reduce our expenses and recoup some income, however we are still faced with a shortfall at the end of the financial year. 

We have made multiple, large applications to current and new funders however competition is very high, and we've yet to hear back. This is why we need your help to survive.

We're looking to raise £4,300 to ensure our future, and to keep enriching lives and connecting communities across North Yorkshire.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A social media shout-out, a hand-written card, and a place on a workshop of your choice! (Subject to availability)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A shout-out on social media to let the world know you supported Rural Arts during this difficult time.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our Director and CEO will hand-write you a thank you card, on a beautiful design by one of our North Yorkshire artists. Plus a social media shout-out!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

- A social media shout-out - A hand-written card - A place on a workshop of our choice (Subject to availability) - Formal acknowledgement in our Annual Accounts - A behind the scenes tour of The Courthouse once our redevelopment is completed in 2021!

Let's make 'Help us to keep reaching 30,000 people every year!' happen

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