Help for Dixter in times of Covid
The Great Dixter Charitable Trust has been extremely fortunate in 2020 to receive a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of £103,700 and a further grant of £190,600 from the DCMS through the Culture Recovery Fund. The HLF paid a big part in helping us save Dixter after Christopher Lloyd’s death and once again they have come to our aid.
These grants have allowed us to return many staff from furlough, pay essential utility bills, continue with our programme of repairs and maintenance and start to adapt some of our ways of working.
As a visitor in 2021 you will be able to enjoy walking around more of the wider estate, find more picnic tables and benches spread around the estate, notice an improvement in the gents toilets, find more space around the Loggia to enjoy your refreshments and visit the Friends Room (by the ticket kiosk) where you will be able to find out more about our ongoing work and projects.
“The Heritage Lottery Fund has played an important role in Great Dixter’s survival since the formation of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. They have been extraordinarily supportive and sensitive to our needs, and none more so than during these uncertain times. Without them many organisations like ours could be looking at operating at a much reduced level. We are, in this Nation, indeed very privileged to have such a compassionate organisation as theirs.”
– Fergus Garrett
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