Thank You to Arts Council England & The National Lottery
We are pleased to be sending our thanks to Arts Council England and The National Lottery for granting Coldharbour Mill Trust relief funding in light of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Covid-19 crisis hit just as the Mill was planning its re-opening for our season at the end of March – putting a halt on the huge amount of work being undertaken by our staff and volunteers. The Mill is still closed to the public though we may be seeing the light at the distant end of the tunnel.
Arts Council England have granted Coldharbour Mill Trust funding to cover some of the most urgent costs. The funds cover:
- Redirecting our Business model to take into account the impact of the pandemic
- Some Staff costs – to protect our small team and ensure we can continue with preservation of Coldharbour Mill
- Covering some income losses due to the current closure to the public
- Allowing for new IT equipment to allow safe, remote working
These costs will also allow us to start reengaging our volunteer teams and working on projects like our Mill Pond Restoration (Splash!), which will benefit the Mill in the future. We will also start laying the stepping stones to re-opening to the public and educational groups.
Our aim is to come back from this crisis in the best possible position so that we can push the Mill on to an even more exciting future.