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What would you do with a FREE 15th Century Barn in Somerset?

Louise Lappin-Cook

Wells Recreation Ground Trust

What would your community group, theatre company, school, artists collective, charity or business do with free access to a fifteenth century barn, recreation grounds and bandstand?

The trustees of Wells Recreation Ground Trust are launching a dynamic new scheme in Wells, Somerset. The scheme called Into the BARN will offer 10 FREE opportunities for organisations, groups and individuals to hire The Bishop’s Barn - and also utilise the Recreation Ground and Bandstand if desired.

This opportunity is open to artists, community groups, schools, charities, individuals, businesses, collectives and social entrepreneurs for events taking place throughout 2018.

The scheme aims to not only provide some important cultural and community opportunities in Wells and bring together local community makers, but also to raise awareness of the Barn which is in the process of applying to Heritage Lottery Fund for re-development and renovation and develop its future partnerships.

Events can be anything from festivals to networking events, art exhibition to performances, the main things trustees will be looking for is the social and community value of events. Charities and not for profit groups can also use this as an opportunity to raise funds for specific causes and generate an income although applications must demonstrate how these funds will be utilised.

Groups can apply to have access to the barn for anything between 24hrs and 6 days and support will be given for applying for licences needed and use of the facilities.

As part of the scheme successful applicants will need to commit to raising at least £200 towards The Bishop’s Barn Development Fund which will go towards making future improvements to the Barn and Recreation Grounds.

The scheme is now open for applications. Individuals or groups need to be located within a 5-mile radius of The Bishop’s Barn or projects with a significant and demonstrable connection to the city.

To apply, applicants need to submit a completed application form and project budget for their event. The deadline for applications is 9am, 22nd December 2017 for events taking place from February to December 2018. Successful applicants will be announced on 17th January 2018.

Further information and application forms can be found by visiting by visiting the Facebook Page @thebishopsbarn or emailing



Locality: South West

Contact Details

Louise Lappin-Cook, thebishopsbarn [at] |

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