The Lottery Grants Board has just let us know that we will be getting a $150,000 grant for the Creative Space project. This is great news and with this grant we will have enough money to start the project after Easter 2018.
The new Creative Space building will provide additional capacity to meet Raglan’s needs. It will replace the old Clay Shed and Lions Club Shed and create an additional multi-functional space. The upstairs room of about 100 square metres will cater for meetings, drama, theatre, music, and physical art forms like ballet and tai chi. The ground level will house the clay shed with separate kiln room and a sorting and storage space for the Lions Club.
The cost of our project is $488,000. Thanks to a lot of hard work by volunteers, amazing support from our Raglan Whaingaroa community and donations from several community funders (Raglan Community Board, Raglan Lions Club, Waikato Wellbeing Trust, Logan Campbell Estate, WEL Energy Trust, Trust Waikato and the St Lazarus Trust), with this latest grant we now have $375,000 towards the project.
This is enough to get started in April next year.
We will be continuing with fund raising activities so we have enough money to complete the project. With this and a frugal approach to construction we are confident we can do it.
With thanks from the Raglan Community Arts Council for your support for this much needed facility.