Please help us save this wonderful building - by donating what you can --
CAMPAIGN NEWS! Donation via PAYPAL is now available!
Just enter the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and choose the "friends and family" payment option on the PAYPAL website.
FIRST APPEAL - to raise the funds for the solicitor costs to set up our group as a legal charitable entity. Achieving this status is a requirement for us before we can go ahead and apply for funding and grants. The cost for this is 700 pounds. In addition, we estimate we would need 3000 pounds for additional legal costs, fees and surveys. The legal situation for our project is very complex because we do not own the building and we hope to work together with the owner to drive the project forward in a way which satisfies all stakeholders, while ensuring that the main purpose of the visitor centre area will be maintained so that public access is guaranteed for generations to come.
Therefore, we hope to raise 3700 pounds during the FIRST APPEAL. Any additional funds which we receive will be put in reserve to cover costs during the subsequent stages of the project, when those steps become clear. We will keep you informed of all updates regarding this matter. Once we have our legal status confirmed, we will begin the next stage of working together with other organisations to carry out the necessary surveys, architectural plans and overall business plans, as well as to apply for funding and grants.
Once again, thank you very much to all those who have donated so far!
SECOND FUND-RAISING APPEAL LAUNCHED!
After many months of research, discussions with official organisations and trying to understand the myriad ways to bring the project forward we now at last have a clear path and therefore we are launching our Second Fund-raising Appeal! Our first appeal in 2015 was to raise funds for the legal costs in setting up our Community Interest Company, which we successfully achieved by March 2016. This second appeal has two main aims, as well as a 3rd secondary, though important, aim:
1. To undertake a structural investigation and stabilisation
2. To employ a project manager to oversee the project and funding applications and to run events for the local community
3. To set-up an information board at the Priory detailing the importance of the site
In order to be eligible for grants from official organisations, we have to be able to show that we are capable of fund-raising towards some of the costs ourselves.