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NLHF funding

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is delighted to announce significant support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund which will enable the charity to be more sustainable and resilient, building a reputation at the heart of its communities.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, this ambitious project spans the next two years and will see the Trust provide a wide range of services while broadening its offer in events and education.

The £241,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund is an investment in the future of the charity, as well as an appreciation of the excellent work undertaken since the reopening of The Crescent and The Pump Room.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s support enables the Trust to continue to preserve Buxton’s cultural heritage with improvements to the Grade-II listed Pump Room. Sustainability is at the heart of the project: from ensuring spaces are energy-efficient to educating the community on how to safeguard their environment.

The grant enables the Trust to provide additional training for staff and volunteers that will help build on the charity’s ‘Accessibility Champion’ status. The Trust will offer events and opportunities for diverse audiences, providing memorable experiences throughout its varied annual programme in the Pump Room and The Crescent.

Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Owen, said: “Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is immensely thankful to National Lottery players for supporting our charity at this crucial stage of our development. The Trust has overcome significant obstacles in recovering from the pandemic and we are delighted that The National Lottery Heritage Fund recognises our importance in the community as well as the ambition in our business plan. We look forward to implementing the project, improving our resilience, and developing our offer. It is an exciting time for trustees, staff and volunteers alike.”

In 2022/23 Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust:

– welcomed over 70,000 visitors to The Pump Room, Buxton’s Visitor Centre

– achieved record retail sales through the combination of local artisan goods and souvenir products;

– gained recognition for Buxton’s newest visitor attraction – The Buxton Crescent Experience – in the form of awards from TripAdvisor and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire;

– presented the inaugural Georgian Derbyshire Festival, which culminated in a sold-out Regency Ball in The Crescent’s Assembly Rooms

– established ourselves as a school holiday activity provider alongside our vibrant learning offer across the Key Stages

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk

Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK. Each week, thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised for good causes across the UK.

Our visitor experience...

tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and the many people who came to seek its cure. Click here to read more.

Our Premium Guided Tours set off in the morning, where you can dive deep into the rich history of our area aided by our warm and wonderful hosts.

For those who prefer to discover at their own pace, the Experience opens to Self-Guided visitors at 1pm.

Large group? Or a sensory tour during quiet times? Please contact us and we can help get that arranged.