Alnmouth venue receives £10,000 grant to cover losses during pandemic

A £10,000 grant has helped the Hindmarsh Hall in Alnmouth to overcome financial concerns.

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 11:25 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 8:56 am

The cancellation of all bookings since late March due to coronavirus had led to financial uncertainty.

Coun Hilda Blythe, speaking at a parish council meeting, said: “There is nothing happening in the hall at the moment and I can’t see a time in the future when we will be able to get back to normal. We’re just going to have to await government guidance.

“We have obtained a grant of £10,000 from the government which was given to charities to tide them over. Community Action Northumberland facilitated us getting it.

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The Hindmarsh Hall in Alnmouth. Picture: Google

“That has really helped cover the cost of the hirings we have lost which is great, otherwise we would really have been in trouble by the end of the year.”

A bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major refurbishment of the hall floor and a community heritage project is on hold.

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