The Society have recently been successful in an application to “Awards For All” and were awarded grant-aid of £4,950.00 which has enabled payment for an accompanist, purchase of a state of the art Clavinova also music scores and Design and printing costs of professional covers for future programmes, along with the development of this web-site
A bid has also been submitted to “Making Music” for grant-aid towards the funding of professional musicians and soloists. The outcome of this application is still awaited
Fundraising is always high up on the agenda of a small charity such as this, and there are 2 recent initiatives that provide a small but steady stream of income. Firstly, if you shop on line, you can register with The Giving Machine (www.thegivingmachine.co.uk), nominate the Isle Choral Society as your beneficiary, then go via the giving machine website to your online shop and the society gets a percentage of your spend, with no cost to yourself. The percentage comes from a ‘finders fee’ paid by the shops.The second initiative is to join the Lincs Lotto (www.lincslotto.co.uk) and buy your lottery tickets via the Isle Choral Society webpage. We will then receive 50% of all your ticket purchases.