CFFC supports Square Chapel with grant

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  • June 9, 2014

Square Chapel Cornerstone appeal receives invaluable support through Community Foundation for Calderdale

 The staff, volunteers and community of Square Chapel Centre for the Arts are continuing to work hard to raise £2m in match funding for the Cornerstone extension project (£3.9m of which will be funded by Arts Council England). This new building will create improved access CGI of Cornerstoneand facilities and have a hugely positive impact on the cultural offering of Halifax, all whilst keeping the local community firmly rooted at the heart of the project. In excess of £1.4m in match funding has now been raised and are delighted to have received a grant through the Community Foundation for Calderdale towards our Cornerstone project.

The contribution made by the Bill & Val Rooney Fund through the Community Foundation will go a long way not only in the physical sense of building an extension, but also as leverage for further fundraising to help us reach that final target. The project has received support in so many different ways, from grants awarded by trusts and foundations, to donations made by individuals, all the way through to staff, volunteers and other members of the Square Chapel community organising fundraising events and taking on challenges; the most recent of these being the National Three Peaks Challenge (to find out more or sponsor the team, please visit

Sally Martin, Director of Square Chapel said “We are so grateful to the Community Foundation and the Bill & Val Rooney Fund, as well as everybody else who has shown their faith and support in our development project.  We look forward to this level of support continuing well in the next chapter for Square Chapel.”


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