Finally a little ray of sunshine!
SEGRO awarded Arty-Folks £1,000 Covid emergency funding to help us towards covering our annual core running costs. Arty-Folks spends yearly around £5,000 on unavoidable costs such as rent, utilities, phone/internet, office supplies, insurance and accountants, and we do our best to keep these costs as low as possible.
This SEGRO Centenary Fund will make a huge difference to a small charity like ours as it will cover 25% of our overheads, i.e. it will keep us afloat for 4 months at a time when all our energy goes into supporting our members to remain engaged and mentally as well as possible.
This £1,000 award will allow us to worry a bit less about immediate survival and focus a lot more on supporting our members across Coventry and Warwickshire. We have now transferred some of our face-to-face activities to digital platforms and we are exploring how we can reach out to people who lack digital skills or confidence or the equipment to go online.