• Bridport Arts Centre is participating in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign, launching on 18th October 2016
  • Bridport Arts Centre will use funds raised through the campaign to support the work we do in the community.
  • Local Giving will match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for 3 months
  • BAC also has funding support from Arts Council England through the Catalyst: Evolve programme, designed to encourage philanthropic giving. ACE will match pound-for-pound the funds raised. So, your £10 will be matched by Local Giving = £20. ACE will match this = £40!

The Bridport-based charity is calling on local people to help it gain extra funding through Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. We will be using the funds to develop the work that we do within the community, especially with children and young people, and older residents.

The campaign launches at 10am on the 18th October and will end either on the 17th November at 5pm or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first! During the campaign, one-time donations will be matched pound-for-pound up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 per month for three months.

Local supporters can help by making a donation during the campaign. For a one-time £10 donation with Gift Aid, Bridport Arts Centre receives £21.67! Supporters can make one-time donations and set up a one monthly Direct Debit per charity, which could result in over £80 funding.

Laura Cockett, Director of Bridport Arts Centre said, ‘We have been so pleased this year to deliver the capital development programme, which in great part was due to the support from the local community. Now we want to make sure we can continue to deliver our community projects, especially our Youth Theatre programme and the work we do with children and young people through local schools. This is a great chance for people to give and to see the value of that gift increase, thanks to support from Local Giving and ACE. An additional £5,000 could enable us to set up regular daytime activities for older people, something we have been aiming to do for some time.’

Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving, said: “Local charities are at the forefront of every community, offering vital services and supporting the most vulnerable people in society. Localgiving hope that through the Grow Your Tenner campaign, more people are able to connect with charities and community groups in Bridport like Bridport Arts Centre and offer their support. The campaign also encourages local organisations to engage with online fundraising which is becoming an increasingly important channel for groups who are trying to become less dependent on grants and take control of their futures.”