The project has now raised over £126,000.
The project to buy and renovate the Millom home of the Cumbrian poet Norman Nicholson has chalked up a major success thanks to the Architectural Heritage Fund.
The AHF, which works to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, has awarded the project Crowdfunder Challenge status. This means they will match pound-for-pound all money raised by Nicholson House’s online crowdfunding campaign.
Chair of Norman Nicholson House Charlie Lambert said: ‘This is wonderful news, especially because the AHF are backdating this award so that all the money we’ve raised so far has doubled overnight. Our GoFundMe campaign has just hit its initial target of £10,000 and we will now extend that target, knowing that every donation immediately becomes worth twice as much’.
It means that the project has now secured over £126,000 from a range of sources towards its aim to turn the house in St George’s Terrace into a place that will make a lively contribution to the community, as well as celebrating the life and work of the poet. Charlie said: ‘We are well on our way, but we are still talking to funding organisations because this is a sizeable and ambitious project.’
Donate through the Crowdfunder campaign – and your money will immediately be doubled by the Architectural Heritage Fund.