Here's where you will see the progress of the project and the people who are making it happen...
Our very fancy, high tech chart on our dining room display board showing funds raised: £281,098 of £300,000!
Project Milestones - target dates
Foundation & Services - 2019 Sep DONE :-D
Construction Timber Frame - 2020 Jan DONE :-D
PAUSE ON CONSTRUCTION DUE TO COVID19 - 2020 Mar to May
Construction & Internal Fitting - 2020 May DONE :-D
External Decking & Second Fixing - 2020 Aug DONE :-D
Installing Equipment - 2021 May DONE :-D
Official opening (with covid restrictions) - 2021 June DONE :-D
Visit the Four Seasons Studio Team page to see photos of the different stages!
Thank You Again Again
We can not say thank you enough to everyone who has given and is giving their time, skills, cash and love towards making the dream of this beautiful, multi-purpose space a reality. We don't want to name people individually, as some wish to remain anonymous. But you know who you are and you know this would not be happening without you!
The Inlight Trust
One group we can name is The Inlight Trust. They first gave us a grant of £7,500 in about 2008 when the idea of a Four Seasons Studio-like space began to take shape. In 2019, they gave us £10,000 and then a further £25,000 specifically for the Four Seasons Studio project. This funding in particular made the project viable. Having the support and encouragement of this respected trust means a lot to us.
Core members Robin, Tony and Liz with The Inlight Trust's cheque for £25,000
Another organisation we can name is Allchurches Trust. They recently gave us a grant of £5,250 for the Four Seasons Studio project. Thank you so much!
Warden Tony and regular visitor Lucia giving thumbs up for Allchurches Trust's grant cheque!
Rank Foundation Pebble Grants
Another organisation we can name is Rank Foundation Pebble Grants. They recently gave us a grant of £1,500 for the Four Seasons Studio project. Thank you so much!
Warden Tony holding 'thank you' message!
Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund
And a BIG thank you to Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund for a grant of almost £14,000. This funding enabled us to install photovoltaic panels, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and an air source heat pump. As a result, we will be saving a huge 14.9 tonnes of CO2 from Dorset air each year. Thank you so much!