The vital last funding to enable us to launch our share issue and prepare our application for the major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has be awarded to the Society by the AHF on the basis of an application prepared by the Committee. The Project Development Grant of, up to, £7130 match funds equally-appreciated contributions from Suffolk County and Suffolk Coastal District Councils and The Wickham Market Partnership, the Society’s own funds and the proceeds from forthcoming events .
AHF had previously, generously supported our feasibility study which apart from the Feasibility Study itself produced a Project Viability Report in the form required by the Fund. This document and the Feasibility Study were described by our AHF Support Officer, Tessa Hilder as, “very clear and thorough” and added that they fully met the Fund’s expectations.
Regarding the present grant award, Tessa, commented,
“The George Community Pub Ltd have laid strong foundations for their plans to restore the historic George as a thriving community business. We’re very pleased to support them in this next key stage of their fundraising.”
The Society is grateful for the continued support of AHF, other funders and the community as we move forward to restoring the historic building as a new George for all.