Here are some of the organisations and individuals who have supported us with goods, services or cash grants to the library
Freshgate Trust Foundation
Thanks to the Freshgate Trust Foundation for a grant of £2,000 to purchase some badly-needed new children’s books.
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Thanks to the National Lottery Fund for a grant of £8,580 to help us in planning expansion and adaptation of the library premises to provide better facilities for the community. The grant will pay for architect’s and surveyor’s fees, a consultation exercise, updating of our business plan and funding strategy, and training in governance and volunteer management.
J G Graves Charitable Trust
Thanks to the J G Graves Charitable Trust for an award of £3,000 for new windows in the bookshop
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Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for an award of £27,000 to fund a program to improve our engagement with the Lowedges community and establish a small library there.
A number of local shops have generously donated money and vouchers which we have used for purchase of refreshments and other supplies.
Thanks to S17 Bistro for their donation of cream teas for our “Mad Hatters Tea Party”
Thanks to our local councillors ...
... who have made a number of awards from the Ward Pot, including funds for cinema equipment.
Ferndale Garden Centre
... for supplying vouchers as raffle prizes.
The library quilt group
... for donating this quilt as a raffle prize. It raised £1,000
and of course to all the individuals who support us
through individual donations, and by attending our farmers markets, evening talks, cinema and other events.