We’re pleased to announce a new funding award of £539,950 to the Friends of Birks Cinema.
The award, which was made under our Growing Community Assets programme, will ensure that the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy becomes a high quality and sustainable local venue. The award will part-fund the capital costs of the refurbishment project, and pay a proportion of staffing costs over the first five years of the project.
Neil Ritch, Big Lottery Fund Head of Planning and Support said: “The Big Lottery Fund is delighted to be able to support this exciting local project, which has enormous potential to build on the wave of local enthusiasm and create a real community-owned asset in the heart of Aberfeldy.
“The Friends of Birks Cinema have demonstrated enormous local backing for their project which will not only return the building to its original use, but in doing so will provide jobs and volunteering opportunities for local people.”
Charlotte Flower, Chair of Friends of the Birks Cinema, said: “I am delighted to confirm this wonderful news. I can’t express just how excited we are to have gained such an award and recognition from the Big Lottery Fund. They have been fantastic to deal with and now we can take big steps forward to get the project up and running.”