Become a Friend

Become a Friend

The St Austell Market House is often described as the jewel in St Austell's crown, a marvellous old building dating from 1844. The building is Grade 2* listed putting it in the top 5% of important assets in the Country. Restoration is now badly needed and the Directors are, at present, working towards an application for up to £2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the HLF require 10% of that to be funded locally and have therefore set up a “Friends Programme” whereby varying levels of donations can be made to help this vital project.

So, if you contribute £10 to the 'Friends' fund, you will, in effect be enabling us to get up to £90 to be drawn down from the HLF!

The Market House is now a 'Community Interest Company' and as such the restoration work will include not only space for retail tenants & markets but also space for community use. The large room at the front of the building was used as the Town Hall, maybe this could be become a large meeting room or exhibition space... what do you think?

There are lots of new things being planned for the Market House, on Saturday 2nd August we will be holding our first “Artisan Market”, we have a few spaces left for stallholders and make sure you come and see the market on Saturday the 2nd August, the Mayor will be opening proceedings at 10am and Radio St Austell Bay will be in attendance.

1. Become a 'Supporter' for a £10 annual donation
Available for individuals to support this historic building and receive regular updates.


2. Become a 'Friend': £5 monthly donation by Direct Debit
Available for individuals to support this historic building and receive regular email updates plus your name recognised on the “Friends Board” after restoration.


3. Become a 'Best friend': £150 or a monthly donation of £10 by Direct Debit
Available for individuals to support this historic building and receive regular email updates plus your name recognised on the “Friends Board” after restoration and invitations to exclusive events.


4. Become a 'Corporate Sponsor' : £500 annual donation 
Show a real commitment to supporting this key Town Centre asset, receive regular updates, invitations to preview events and a prominent display of your company name or logo on the “Sponsors Wall” following restoration.

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