2012 round-up

A round up of 2012 by our chair Simon Birch

What a great year!

2012 finished with the news that we had been awarded £500k from BIG Lottery – this will enable us to open up the first floor and to generally improve access to the building. Congratulations to all involved with our successful bid.

During the year there have been successes on all fronts.

2012 was our first as a charity, enabling us to apply for funding from a variety of trusts who we would not have been able to approach previously.

Following extensive negotiations, Bristol City Council has granted us a 35 year lease on the main Trinity building, a tremendous vote of confidence in our ongoing ability to maintain and look after this wonderful building.

We have also received significant financial and technical support from English Heritage in the planning of essential roof repairs – due to commence in Spring 2013. Whilst these will be largely unseen they will nevertheless contribute to the general air of progress and stability at Trinity.

Trinity’s outpost in West Street – Arts West Side - opened in the Spring and has gradually built up both custom and a challenging and enjoyable programme of events and activities.

Community Matters have assessed our policies and procedures – by means of the VISIBLE accreditation approach – and have been very pleased with our approach, although there is always room for improvement!

It’s a privilege and great fun to be the Chair at Trinity. Trinity’s continued success is a tribute to Emma and all the staff, volunteers and fellow Trustees who have jointly contributed so much during the year. We are very grateful too for the ongoing support from Bristol City Council, English Heritage, Arts Council, and BIG Lottery.

With so much change anticipated in 2013, we look forward to reporting on even more progress and success in the coming year. See our Annual Report for more information.