The future of The Courtyard in Hereford looks much brighter today after funding from the government was confirmed.

The Courtyard posted on Facebook saying that management are delighted that they are here to stay and that the team were over the moon to announce that they have been awarded the full amount requested from the governments Culture Recovery Fund! The post also added that The Courtyard’s management are unbelievably grateful to Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, HM Treasury and Arts Council England for having faith in what they do and for supporting The Courtyard through this time of crisis. Although they are by no means out of the woods yet, with a long journey of recovery ahead, the team can now be more optimistic about the future and get excited about connecting with the community!

Ian Archer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director at The Courtyard Hereford said:

“The Courtyard is absolutely thrilled to have been awarded £535,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund. The Courtyard, prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, established itself as a thriving arts centre in the rural county of Herefordshire and is deeply rooted in the community.

“Serving as the hub of cultural life within the county and the region, providing a quality programme of work where people can experience and/or participate both within the building, through our youth theatres, learning, adult participation and outreach activities.

“This funding lifeline will help to secure the future of The Courtyard for the people of Herefordshire and beyond.”