Our Fundraising Work Continues
Save Grange Lido has come a long way and is making brilliant progress thanks to your generous donations.
Your donations have been added to grants from The National Lottery and Architectural Heritage Fund which are match-funded, meaning every pound you give can become two. We are also registered with HMRC for gift aid so we can recover tax if you complete the form.
We finished working with an AHF grant of £14,560 in late 2022 and donations, subscriptions to Friends of Grange Lido and purchases of our merchandise have enabled us to successfully raise the £18,530 to fully match fund and unlock this grant. This grant has enabled us to continue the design work on the buildings and also to appoint a pool specialist to start work on the design and specification for the pool and associated plant.
In 2023 we were awarded a grant of £35,000 by South Lakeland District Council (now Westmorland and Furness Council) from the Shared Prosperity Fund. This grant has enabled us to further our pool design work and to conduct an energy study into the feasibility of renewable energy sources to both heat and light the complex.
We are now raising funds to match fund a substantial grant from a funder for the next stage of our development work to take us to a planning application in 2024. We’d had our expression of interest accepted by the NLHF just before the pandemic struck and are currently updating that application and we’ve been invited to apply to the Community Ownership Fund for a grant of up to £250,000.
Thank you for all your generous help!
The Save Grange Lido team.