Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Business Development Officer Report

We are hugely lucky once again to receive the backing of the Government and Arts Council England with Cultural Recovery Funding as well as recovery funding from Somerset Community Foundation.
There is much to be grateful at The Princess with the infrastructure and investment, but make no mistake we have a tough year ahead rebuilding and reshaping the Theatre and Arts Centre. We are going to need the grant funding and undesignated funds to support us in this recovery period.
We have continued to receive a vast amount of; work in kind from both volunteers and staff along with equipment donations. This is reflective of the passionate creatives engaged by The Princess to undertake the vision for the future.


There are a small number of delays on the current seating works, these are in hand and we will update you as soon as we are able and assign a walk round with Councillors.

Creative output

Since we last met we have not only engaged our audience but developed them with:
2 radio/audio plays
oTo Henry, with love 62% of listeners were aged between 18-34yrs
oAshesonly just released so no data
3 online teaching resources
oYoutube views nearly 2500
o150 hours watched on our Youtube channel
ovia accounts of 18-44yrs

CRF #2

Please see the agreed list to be implemented over the next month.
Ticket sales are on the rise for the latter end of the year and customers are investing in memberships as well as gift vouchers. This along with donations from our audiences we are feeling very loved at The Princess just now.
Thank you all for your support over this past year and I look forward to the hard work of the next.

Government Cultural Recovery Fund #2 Application

The Princess has applied for £27356 to cover the period of 1st April-30th June 2021 and
includes the below measures:

Technician £3850
 Communications and Marketing Coordination £5000
 Front of House Coordination £3500
 Associated equipment and recruitment costs £2206
 Digital Strategy creation £3500
 Quantock dressing room works to include:
o partition walls
o the construction of a store room
o creation of a corridor directly to stage from the back of house area
o disabled access to the stage
o redecoration £2735
 Cultural Activities £6565

Total £27356

This document is intended to inform you of proposed measures should we receive cultural
recovery funding.

Records Retention Schedule

Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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