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Norden Farm hoping for similar level of funding from Royal Borough

James Harrison

James Harrison

Norden Farm hoping for similar level of funding from Royal Borough

Negotiations over the next round of funding for Norden Farm Centre for the Arts look set to reach a successful conclusion in the coming weeks.

Talks on the service level agreement for the Altwood Road venue are on course to see the Royal Borough agree to provide £100,000 per annum for the next four years.

The deal currently being worked out is largely similar to the current one, which has been in place, in various guises, for more than 10 years.

The main change this term will be the introduction of several ‘key performance indicators’ to help track the value for money of the arts centre.

Martin Kaye, chairman of the Norden Farm Board of Trustees, said he had been happy with the negotiation process so far. He added: “We’re a multi-disciplinary unit and we’re doing things for the community and the money helps us break even so we can give that offering.

“It’s a general subsidy to allow us to operate but rightly keen that we do things for the benefit of the community.”

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