We are extremely grateful to have been awarded Culture Recovery Fund money from Arts Council England and DCMS. This has been an astonishingly complex period to navigate in which the vast majority of our income was curtailed as a result of Covid. Whilst we are proud of the way the organisation sprang into action to support the most vulnerable in our community, working with the Town Council to coordinate shopping, prescription pick ups, and the share store, we now need to develop a longer term plan for how we contribute to the future health of the town. This funding will allow us to adapt the way we work by testing new models and responding to changing conditions. The Culture Recovery Fund support is vital for organisations and artists across the country and for the communities they serve.
Gavin Stride, Director, Farnham Maltings