LIGHT UP HAC - Fundraising Appeal
You can help us to #
LightUpHAC by donating today

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On 17th March 2020, COVID 19 meant Helmsley Arts Centre’s stage lights were turned off, the doors were closed and the stage stood still. Overnight we lost our income, which not only supports us to survive, but also the artists, practitioners and freelancers we work with.
As an independent charity it costs us £400 per day to maintain our building and core staff
and another £400 to provide a full programme of arts activities. Although we can now welcome some visitors to HAC, we won’t be able to operate at full capacity for quite some time and full recovery is a long way off.  We welcome Government support for the arts, culture and heritage sector and hope we can access some of that funding, but that doesn’t guarantee our long term survival.

We have 90 days to raise £50,000 to  cover the losses we have incurred during our closure and ensure that we survive and thrive for our communities. 
Become a shining light for HAC by donating today, and take your place in the spotlight with your name on our LIGHT UP HAC Landscape!

As a registered charity we rely solely on public support and generosity to keep open for the community and there are a number of ways you can help us, if your personal situation allows. Thank you so much for your continued support and we hope to be in touch soon with good news. 


General HAC donations

Thank you for taking the time to consider making a donation to our work.

You can give in a number of ways:

  • Make a regular monthly donation
  • Make a one-off donation
  • Donate an extra £1 on each ticket price
  • Make a legacy

Even just rounding up your ticket purchase and giving your permission for us to claim gift aid on the additional amount, can make a real difference.

All donations will go directly towards delivering our programme of activities.

However much you give, you can be sure that you have helped the arts in Helmsley and Ryedale to flourish.

By giving us permission to claim Gift Aid, your donation will increase by 25 pence for every £1 donated.

In addition, you can help us without giving a penny by simply signing up to easyfundraising over 2700 top retailers currently make a % donation of on-line sales to good causes including Helmsley Arts Centre.


For more information please contact Martin Vander Weyer on 01439 770292 or [email protected]