£23,000 grant for theatre trust

North Fishguard’s Theatr Gwaun is looking forward to a prosperous New Year, following a funding boost of nearly £23,000.

The theatre has been successful in securing the funding from the Collaborative Communities Targeted Finance Package (TFP) which helps social enterprises to become more sustainable.

Theatr Gwaun’s award of £22,967 will cover the salary of a volunteer coordinator / business development manager, it will also cover marketing and office costs.

When the theatre was closed in March 2011, the Friends of Theatr Gwaun took over its running and applied for charitable status in May 2011 as Theatr Gwaun Community Trust.

The only venue of its kind in the Fishguard and Goodwick area, the venue puts on film, theatre, live music and comedy events. A lot of its success is down to the passion and drive of a small group of committed trustees and volunteers.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and the cornerstone of our success to date,” said the theatre’s Richard Goswell.

“The Volunteer Coordinator that this TFP application will support will go a long way to helping Theatr Gwaun become a financial success over the long term.”

Theatr Gwaun Community Trust is always looking for volunteers, anybody able to spare a couple of hours each week should ring 01348 873421.

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