Our charity’s struggle to survive the pandemic
As for many art and educational charities, Hawkwood is under considerable financial pressure with its future under threat. In order to protect, preserve and transition the Charity for the immediate and long term, we need your help.
Please see below how you can continue to help us going forward.
If you or anyone you know may be in a position to support Hawkwood financially, please do get in touch.
There are many ways that you can donate to support Hawkwood, please scroll down for donation options.
In 2019, Hawkwood saw its best year ever. We worked with over two hundred partners, launched two new websites and an online podcast, and supported some 400 artists and their work.
The impact of COVID-19 has been significant and immediate. Hawkwood relies on the income generated through our courses and events, our venue hire and generous charitable donations. With the first national lockdown, our income collapsed, and now a second national lockdown continues to test our resilience.
We have been exploring every avenue to ensure that Hawkwood can survive this challenging time and emerge even stronger and, in the meantime, we have had to take out a sizable loan that, of course, will need to be repaid.
We are very grateful to all those individuals who have supported us so far and also to Arts Council England, The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust, The Summerfield Charitable Trust and The Gloucestershire Funders.
Every contribution, however big or small, will help us reopen when we are able, and continue our precious work.
We hope that you are in good health and with your families. Thank you in anticipation.
Our Best Wishes
* We understand that our checkout process is a bit clunky at the moment, we are very sorry about this. We are working with our website agency to fix this. We really appreciate your donations and support, thank you.
Your gift will help us:
- Enable extraordinary artists to create innovative work
- Support young social entrepreneurs to grow their ideas
- Work with the local community on environmental outdoor initiatives
- Offer bursaries to support those on low incomes
- Champion environmental sustainability through everything we do
The one thing I feel more and more strongly, in these troubled times, is that we really have to support places and people that help make things happen for other people. Hawkwood has been doing this for a very long time, with purpose, creativity and deep compassion. Now, more than ever, they need our help to make it happen.
Jonathan Porritt, CBE
Friends of Hawkwood
To be there for generations to come, we are reaching out to those who can help us today with a monthly donation. We have ambitious plans for our future but can’t do it alone. We need the help of everyone who cares about the good we do to support us.
£35 – will pay for spring bulbs for the gardens
£80 – for a one day bursary place on one of our courses
£100 – will pay for upkeep of our ponds
For a minimum annual donation of £35 (less than £3 per month) Friends of Hawkwood support the future of our programmes and our estate.
As a thank you for supporting our building and programmes Friends will receive
- An annual newsletter
- Invitations to special events throughout the year including sharing sessions with artists and speakers
“Buy a Brick”
We have over 16,000 Cotswold Stone bricks in our building and are continually working to maintain the estate and ensure it is as environmentally sustainable as possible. Make a one-off donation via our #BuyABrick funding initiative and help us secure the future of Hawkwood.
£15 would buy 4 energy saving light bulbs
£50 will enable us to buy eco-friendly paint to ensure our rooms stay fresh and welcoming
You can choose your level of support – anything from £10 and as a thank you your name will appear on our website. If you would like to make a regular donation please consider joining us as a Friend
Hawkwood’s Patrons are an exclusive group of donors whose support makes a vital contribution to funding our estate and supporting our wider programmes:
£2500: will enable us to renovate one of our characterful bedrooms with new bathroom, painting and flooring
£1,000: will support 2 artists to spend the week at Hawkwood creating new work
£500: could support a leading environmental activist to take part in our residency programme
£250: would support our gardening team to maintain our beautiful estate
To gain an insight into our work and the vital part you can play in developing our future by becoming a Patron please call Alicia Carey on 01453 769833, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you write your will, we know you’ll want to take care of your loved ones first and foremost. After this, including a gift to Hawkwood is a meaningful way to support our work and to leave a lasting legacy.
Remembering Hawkwood in your Will or giving an In Memory gift to honour a loved one, enables us to look after the place that matters to you, long into the future.
To find out more about how you can leave a legacy, protect this beautiful estate and provide opportunities for the next generation, please call Alicia Carey on 01453 769833, Email:email@example.com