The good news keeps coming! With your help we have raised the £100,000 we needed to progress to the next stage of the project, so a huge thank you to all those who have donated to the campaign.
We are now at the end of our Heritage Lottery Fund development phase. The architects and mechanical consultants have designed a project to best suit the needs of Halsway and ensure that the building is no longer leaky, chimneys are no longer wonky and all the services work like they should. We will hear in March 2018 whether HLF will give us the further £400,000 needed for the next stage but our chances are very good as we have successfully fulfilled all their requirements in stage 1, so fingers crossed.
If we are successful work will start in April 2018 and be finished by August. The manor will be handsomely clad in scaffolding over this period for which we can only apologise, but should look even more beautiful at the end of the works. We will be closed during July to manage the more obtrusive work involving water and electricity works, but outside of this time disruption will be kept to a minimum. We thank you for your understanding during this period!
Thank you once again for all your help and for raising the much needed funds. We are now planning the next phase to build a new kitchen and return the Mardon room and existing kitchen to their former glory. We will need to raise about £140,000 for this to happen so if you can spare any money please get in touch with us or visit our fundraising page below. Thank you.
We are well on our way to reaching our minimum appeal target of £100,000 to match the Heritage Lottery round 2 grant. We are up to a total of £85,000 in online and offline donations which is amazing and we would like to thank all who have donated to the campaign.
The final planning has been done by the project team and we will be submitting the next application to HLF at the end of November. However we need to raise the final £15,000 before the application is submitted. If you would like to see this fantastic restoration happen next year please give what you can. You can phone us, send a check or donate through our campaign page: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/halswayrestoration
More good news for the Halsway Restoration Appeal, we have just received £56,700 from the Country Houses Foundation towards the restoration project! Halsway would like to thank them for this kind funding offer as it is essential for us to achieve our target.
HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND STAGE 1 SUCCESS
SUCCESS!!! We have received a grant of £80,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the planning of this project. We apply for stage 2 of the grant – £387,000 – next year, but to receive this we MUST raise match-funding ourselves.
We have a fundraising target of £250,000 which we need to raise ourselves through donations from our friends and supporters – please donate what you can! Without your help we will not be able to take this project beyond the planning stage.
This will allow us to renovate Halsway Manor and ensure it remains available for use by all into the future. After fifty years of heavy use there is essential work needed to preserve the buildings and library collection.
The money will enable us to:
- Repair and conserve the manor’s historic fabric, repair the roof, windows and doors, upgrade dated electrical and water systems.
- Redecorate rooms and facilities.
- Conserve the library collection and make it accessible to more people.
- Install new more environmentally sustainable systems which will save significant future running costs and be much more efficient.
- Upgrade our dated waste water systems and bring them up to the required standard.
We desperately need your help to raise these funds to ensure we can continue to promote folk arts in England and preserve our valuable cultural heritage for future generations.
To donate either send us a cheque, call us or visit our funding campaign page www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/halswayrestoration
If you would like any more information or to discuss a donation please contact: Crispian Cook or call 01984 618274 Ex4
Please give what you can, it all helps.
We would welcome legacies which can go on helping Halsway achieve its aims. If you wish to leave money for the Society you can ask your solicitor to write this into your will. Our registered charity number is 247230. More information about donations and legacies see www.rememberacharity.org.uk/