St George’s Bristol secures Heritage Lottery Fund grant
St George’s Bristol today announced it has secured initial support for a £750,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The grant will go towards its ‘Building a Sound Future’ appeal, which is a £5.5 million capital project to reconfigure and extend the world class music venue.
Development funding of £24,800 has also been awarded to help St George’s Bristol progress plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.
This new funding award will take the total raised for the ‘Building a Sound Future’ appeal to £3,500,000.
Suzanne Rolt, Chief Executive, St George’s Bristol comments: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has committed its support to our ‘Building a Sound Future’ project.
“The building was designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum, and has been an integral part of the community since 1823.
“Now with a worldwide reputation as a music venue with outstanding acoustics, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s support will secure our heritage and extend our physical access and reputation for both current and future generations.”
Further major public and private sources of funds are currently in active negotiation and any interested parties should contact Simon Farley, Head of Fundraising & Development at St George’s Bristol via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 0117 929 4929 x205