Since The Courtyard opened its doors 17 years ago in September 1998, they have enjoyed the regular support of Herefordshire Council. Funding has enabled them to develop a venue that offers high quality shows, films, events, courses and classes. Alongside their work within the venue, they deliver hundreds of workshops and classes, reaching thousands of younger, older and disadvantaged people throughout the community every year.
However it is a sign of the times that over the past few years the Council funding has diminished, and will finally cease from April 2016.
They now need your support for their fundraising campaign Mind The Gap! which they hope will help close the pending funding gap. They are aiming to raise £35,000 through donations between October and March 2016. All additional funding raised will help the wonderful venue and – more importantly – their countywide community work, to ensure they remain sustainable into the future.