The future of Shoreham’s multi-award winning Ropetackle Arts Centre is set to be secured after Adur District Council agreed to step in to provide thousands of pounds of funding.
Despite ongoing support from the community and local authority, the future of the community-run arts venue has been in doubt – with directors launching a Ropetackle 2020 fundraising appeal earlier this year to raise £30,000 to support its ongoing operations.
So far, £40,000 has been donated. On the back of this and after extensive negotiations around how the venue will be managed in the future, the Council is set to provide £20,000 of funding for each of the next three years.
This is on the provision of a new business plan being developed, changes to the governance arrangements and a number of new trustees being appointed.
Cllr Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, said: “We have always been supportive of the Ropetackle and want to see it succeed in the long run.
“Now we have assurances over how the venue will be managed moving forward we will look to move swiftly to release these funds with an urgent item coming forward to next week’s Joint Strategic Committee.
“I sincerely hope the funding will support the ongoing prosperity of this well-supported and much-loved venue which – as the incredible response to the crowdfunding appeal shows – contributes an enormous amount to our area.”
The funding will be released, pending approval at a meeting due to be held on Tuesday (October 8, 2019) and the decision being referred to Full Council later this month.
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