Our work with Hall for Cornwall has already helped this key cultural organisation secure £5 million from the Arts Council England's Capital Programme, £3 million from Cornwall Council, £2m from ERDF and £2m from HM Treasury, and £2.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a total project budget of £19.7m. Cornwall Council, who see this as one of their cultural flagship projects are providing significant funding. We wrote the business plan for the successful Stage 2 Arts Council England application and are writing the business plan and teh evaluation strategy for a Round Two bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is an important first step in an ambitious project to create state-of-the-art updated facilities, whilst respecting the heritage of HFC's home inside Truro's City Hall, a building which has been at the centre of Truro's social and political life since 1846.
HFC is a thriving theatre in the heart of Truro, staging a range of performances and attracting nearly 200,000 visitors a year. The funding awards from a range of important funders recognise that HFC makes a significant contribution to Cornwall's economy and is a regionally important cultural hub. The proposed capital investment will provide HfC with the best possible conditions to grow their cultural and economic contribution to the area.
As lead consultants for HFC, our work has included carrying out heritage lottery fund work, a feasibility study, appraising various options, and compiling a compelling business plan for the refurbishment of Cornwall's major performance venue.
"I adore working with Perfect Moment, they go the extra mile. John Lancaster has been a tremendous support on projects that we've been planning. Julien Boast Director at Hall for Cornwall.
Julien Boast, the Director at Hall for Cornwall, said: "We are delighted that Arts Council England has invested in our redevelopment and future growth. Our ambitions for the building will not only add enormous value to our programming and income potential, but enable us to create a truly vibrant cultural centre for the county and the wider South West.''
Phil Gibby, South West Area Director for Arts Council England, said: 'This award will help Hall For Cornwall further develop their exciting plans for a major refurbishment of Cornwall's principal theatre. We are supporting the organisation to move forward with a project that will secure their role as a leading regional theatre and a centre for Cornwall's burgeoning cultural economy.'