2017 ends with a flourish - Hello 2018!
What a great end to 2017! Further congratulations to our long-term client Hall For Cornwall as their capital project moves ever closer to securing the £19.8 million required. We were delighted to hear the news at the end of December that the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £2.5 million to the project to secure the future of the Grade II* listed Hall for Cornwall in Truro, as part of the Revealing City Hall project. We developed the Business Plan and Evaluation Framework for the Stage 2 application.
This follows on from substantial input from a mix of funders including Arts Council England, Cornwall Council, HM Treasury, European Regional Development Fund and the LEP's Regional Growth Fund.
Julien Boast, Director of Hall For Cornwall said: “It’s always a thrill and relief to know that everybody’s hard work here has been fully recognized. We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support and after all the research and preparations so energetically undertaken, we are now eager to unleash our building’s cultural and heritage potential and give expression to this enormous confidence in us. The National Lottery-funded project will enable people to discover the evolving heritage of City Hall and its place in an emerging city, through a host of creative innovations that will tell its very unique story.”
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of HLF, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, Hall For Cornwall’s rich 350-year history will be revealed in an enhanced public building. We are particularly excited about the number of people, young and old, who will be involved in the building’s future through education and training programmes, volunteering opportunities and activities connected to their local heritage.”