Finding Maindee in Financial Terms
23/03/2017 | Finding Maindee, Development & Building
Finding Maindee is Maindee Unlimited's main project in financial terms. This financial year (April 2016 - March 2017) is Year 2 of the work and we will have spent just over £115,000, compared to just under £50,000 in Year 1. The project is funded by a grant of £365,000 from the Arts Council of Wales alongside money from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Garfield Weston Trust, Big Lottery Fund and Newport City Council combined with a lot of voluntary effort and support from the Maindee community.
This blog article gives a little information about where the money has been spent and what our plans are for Year 3.
The financial breakdown
This pie chart gives a breakdown of our expenditure against the headings that we report to the Arts Council of Wales
A brief explanation of costs
The costs associated with artists (13% of total) includes supporting the people who do New Paths projects [each up to a maximum of £2,500]. More on www.maindee.org/newpaths
Staffing and arts curation (27%) include the three part time staff who work on Finding Maindee. We are also working with Addo to help us find a lead creative to work with us on the library refurbishment.
Capital (38%) relates to the development of plans and proposals for Maindee Library, the land we call the ‘Triangle’ on Livingstone Place and the planning fees. These costs were covered by a specific development grant from the Big Lottery Fund. In October 2016 we found out that we were unsuccessful in our bid to the Big Lottery Fundfor a grant of just over £1m. We worked with our library volunteers and artists to shape a more affordable set of proposals http://www.maindee.org/blog/looking-forward-at-library. We are negotiating a lease from Newport City Council and then we will work on the building during the autumn and winter.
Events (4%) includes specific initiatives such as ‘Inviting the Neighbours Around to Paint’ which we ran in October 2016.
Public engagement costs (10%) include producing and distributing printed newsletters, hosting and developing the website at www.maindee.org. We have also created a visual brand for Maindee and made films with local businesses https://www.facebook.com/MaindeeLibrary/videos.
Training and CPD includes the costs for staff and volunteers to go on training and events.
Any other costs (8%) include purchasing digital cameras for our Street Media work, sound equipment for workshops in the library and some of the general library building running costs.
Plans for Year 3
The third year of Finding Maindee will be the most ambition to date with a programme which could end up totalling £300,000. There is just over £200,000 assigned to make improvements to the library. We are currently advertising for a creative design team to be in place for May 2017.
We will carry on developing our New Paths programme with more projects starting in April - such as those featured on this blog. We also aim to build on the October 2016 half term programme on the Triangle [Inviting the Neighbours Around to Paint - pictured below] to start a programme of outdoor arts activities.
Related LinksA list of Maindee Unlimited's policies, documents & reports
- Evaluation: SWOT - 16/04/2019
- Evaluation: What are we doing? - 05/04/2019
- Finding Maindee: Reflection & Evaluation - 25/03/2019
- The push and pull of place - 08/02/2019
- St Mary's Community Garden - 18/01/2019
- Maindee Library: Welcome Back/Welcome Mat - 27/11/2018
- Maindee Library: A Quiet Place? - 16/08/2018
- Maindee Library: Business As Usual - 06/08/2018
- Preparing to Re-inhabit Maindee Library - 25/05/2018
- Investing in Maindee Library’s Shelving - 18/05/2018