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A statement from our Chair

The Trustees and I are grateful that the Arts Council and DCMS have agreed to support Woolwich Works through the Culture Recovery Fund.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board and executive have worked tirelessly to not only navigate the immediate impact of these exceptional circumstances upon our plans, but to increase our ambitions to make the greatest possible contribution to the recovery of both our community and the wider cultural sector in the aftermath of this unprecedented crisis.

The funding that we have received will not only safeguard the Trust’s future as we continue to adapt to working in a post-Covid world, but also enable us to build an organisation and venue that are equipped to take a leading role in enabling live performance to thrive again.

We are delighted that the Arts Council and DCMS have chosen to place such a strong vote of confidence in the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s visionary plans for Woolwich Works and our belief in the power of using culture and creativity to help build a stronger and engaged community.

Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick

Chair, Woolwich Creative District Trust