Sign up as a friend to help future of Caistor centre

Friends of Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-170303-112251001
Friends of Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-170303-112251001

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre has launched a new scheme to help secure its future and is now looking for people to sign up and support it.

Since the centre, in Plough Hill, opened it has been a not-for-profit organisation, but now, after more than a year’s work, it has become a registered charity.

Friends of Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-170303-112152001

Friends of Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre EMN-170303-112152001

This opens the doors to new funding opportunities, but regular income is still needed.

To help achieve that, there is now a Friend of Caistor Arts & Heritage scheme and centre manager Stephanie Dale hopes people will support it.

“After grants and regular income, we need a further £49 per day to keep the centre open and maintained 360 days a year,” she said.

“We need people to put their hand in their pocket.

Could you be a Caistor Friend? EMN-170224-114822001

Could you be a Caistor Friend? EMN-170224-114822001

“If we want the centre to be here for the future, people have to support it.”

The friend scheme invites people to give a weekly, monthly, yearly or one-off donation.

“A small amount every month would really benefit,” added Stephanie.

“For £3.30 a month, plus gift aid, that would be £49 a year, so with 360 donors we would be there.”

However, there is also the option to give time rather than cash, which Stephanie says has benefits for both sides.

“We always need more volunteers, which obviously helps the centre keep wages down,” she said.

“Being a volunteer also helps the person.

“It offers great social opportunities - to meet people and learn new things.”

To find out more about the Friends scheme pick up a leaflet in the centre or visit the website at www.28ploughhill.co.uk.

Alternatively give Stephanie a call at the centre on 01472 851605.