The Foxlowe arts Centre in Leek has gained a £100,000 Heritage lottery fund grant to carry out maintenance work on the roof of the Georgian building.
The arts centre, run by volunteers now has scaffolding up outside the building as they carry out major maintenance work thanks to the grant.
As part of the Heritage lottery fund grant they are currently working hard to put together a programme of heritage and arts activities designed to tell the story of Foxlowe
the Foxlowe has also recently been awarded a further £8,000 from the Moorlands Partnership Board to carry out maintenance
Chairman of the Foxlowe Arts Centre Trust Chris Thompson said: “We are so thankful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for awarding this generous grant for the trust to be able to carry out these much-needed works.
“The re-roofing will ensure that the Foxlowe will be watertight.”
Works to complete the re-roofing are set to take around eight weeks.
Chris added: “It’s great to see this project coming to fruition.
“Thanks to fellow trustee David Bell for all his hard work on the bid to HLF.”
Even though the trustees are obviously over the moon about gaining this grant from HLF, there’s no time to rest on their laurels as there is still so much more work to be done on the Foxlowe building.
Therefore fund-raising avenues are continuously being sort and the trust is encouraging anyone interested in helping to make the community arts centre sustainable for many years to come, to get in touch.