We want to say a big thank-you to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ahead of Covid-19, The Fund had already granted us money towards developing a plan for the Centre for the next 5 years. This work is more important than ever, given the problems created by Covid-19. With 90% of our income disappearing as a result of lockdown, we were successful in obtaining further funding from the Fund. This was to help us keep going and to cope with some of the additional costs that we are incurring to manage social distancing and increased cleaning costs.
People may also remember that it was 10 years ago, that The National Lottery Heritage Fund contributed a large amount of money towards the refurbishment of the Centre at a time when it was suffering from serious disrepair.
Everyone at the Whitworth is grateful for The Fund’s help in keeping our important community asset for future generations.