Almost £10k lottery funding boost will reimagine future of Lancaster's Gregson Centre

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Lancaster’s much loved Gregson Community & Arts Centre is celebrating after being awarded just under £10,000 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

The charity will use their funding to recruit their first volunteer co-ordinator.

The Gregson Centre has a phenomenal track record of working with volunteers.

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During lockdown over 75 individuals gave their time to facilitate the refurbishment of the building, allowing this historic and much loved centre to open its doors to the people of Lancaster and beyond once again.

The Gregson Community Centre, 33 Moorgate, Lancaster.The Gregson Community Centre, 33 Moorgate, Lancaster.
The Gregson Community Centre, 33 Moorgate, Lancaster.

The trustees at the Gregson asked volunteers what they could do to make their experience better.

The top answer was with a volunteer co-ordinator.

The need for the role quickly became central to the board’s strategic plan ‘Gregson 2025’ and thanks to this funding is now happening.

This part time role is currently being advertised and is now live on the Gregson Centre’s website.

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Charles Tyrer, the Gregson’s newly appointed CEO said: “It’s a very exciting time to join the Gregson Centre as we reimagine the future of this Lancaster Institution

after lockdown.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can build on our success of working with volunteers and make our volunteer programme bigger, better and achieve a higher impact in the future.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

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