The Trust have been awarded £850,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards the redevelopment of the Johnston School building. Thanks to everyone in the town who supported the project, it really has made a difference.
It will take some time to get the appropriate planning permissions for any renovations that we undertake, so it will be a year or two yet before we reopen. A lot of work has already been done by our architects and we will be able to make some real progress over the next few months with the help of this award.
We will require additional funds to do everything that we want at the building and plans are in place to raise these. We can, nevertheless, celebrate the award. This project is now going to succeed and it will deliver real benefit to people in the town.
Thanks again for your support.