Hough End Hall: let's make it ours!

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Hough End Hall: let's make it ours!

Friends of Hough End Hall By Friends of Hough End Hall

A Heritage Walk and exhibition resources to present and explain Manchester's historic Tudor manor house, Hough End Hall, as part of our plan to bring it into community use.

Chorlton-cum-Hardy Delivery stage

£15,477
pledged of £82,253

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

This appeal is to fund our work on promoting the historical heritage of the Hall to the community, through a Heritage Walk, book, exhibitions and electronic resources.
We are working to secure Hough End Hall for the benefit of the local community now and for future generations. Our vision is build a local community hub, creating a vibrant and welcoming space for a wide range of people to meet, mix, work and play.
We might not get the Hall on our first attempt but we are laying the groundwork for its future role as a community and heritage resource where a wide variety of people can meet, mix, work and play. and working with the local community on the establishing and mapping the need for the kind of space we envisage.

What we'll deliver:

  • Devise a signed Heritage Walk in the local area telling the story of the Hall, the estate, community and industry.
  • Publish an illustrated book about the Hall.
  • Develop a mobile exhibition all about the Hall, its history and its role in our community project.
  • Develop electronic supports for these materials: ebook, mobile app for the walk and virtual exhibition.

Why it's a great idea:

This call is part of our campaign to bring Hough End Hall into use as a community and heritage resource. But it doesn't depend on getting the Hall on our first attempt. The heritage resources it funds will be free standing, while keeping alive and building support for our vision of the Hall as a resource for the people of Chorlton and South Manchester.
The campaign combines two things
A lack of accessible and affordable space for community meetings, exhibitions, rehearsal and social events & for small, community-orientated enterprises, particularly start-ups.
An empty Hough End Hall which has had an unfortunate history since a 1960s restoration when it was hemmed in by modern office blocks.
This appeal will bring the Hall back into the awareness of people in South Manchester and beyond through the materials we develop, and if everything goes well, it will be part of the foundation for an exciting project in the heart of our community, looking forward while celebrating our history.

Steps to get it done:

  • Develop a Heritage Walk through Chorlton, explaining the evolution of the Hall and manorial estate, up to today.
  • The Heritage Walk will have interpretation boards, signage, map, web page and mobile app. to guide people.
  • Write and publish a book: “Hough End Hall: The Story” by local historian Andrew Simpson and artist Peter Topping.
  • The book will be available in both electronic and print versions.
  • Establish a mobile exhibition about the history of the Hall and our project to reclaim it for the community.
  • Develop our website further so the above all have a virtual form, browsable from any computer or internet-enabled device
  • Continue to work on acquiring the Hall, connecting the Hall with the freestanding heritage elements

Our ethos is to encourage as many people as possible form all walks of life to participate in the activities and the future of the Hall; to help build a sustainable community in Chorlton and the surrounding areas of south Manchester through the shared ownership and use of HEH, and to reduce the environmental impact of the building through working to install energy saving features, and by encouraging users of the building to reuse and recycle, and use the excellent public transport routes whenever possible.
This crowd-funding call is not dependent on our successful purchase of the Hall. It will pay for those things that we could still do if we were not successful, building a groundswell of support for a potential future opportunity to obtain the Hall. At the same time this call will contribute as match funding to our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
There will be rewards for doners, depending on how much you pledge. Details will be posted on our website.

Location Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Chorlton-cum-Hardy has 61 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Hough End Hall, at corner of Nell Lane and Mauldeth Rd West

Council

Manchester

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How will the money be spent?Total £82,253

Heritage Walk: Display Boards, Signing, Mobile App, Guide leaflets. - £19,607 (24%)
Mobile exhibition: Creative development, design, modular display unit, printing. - £12,300 (15%)
Electronic support: website for heritage materials with user-generated content. - £10,150 (12%)
Building organisational capacity (25 days) + other professional fees. - £10,000 (12%)
Community and organisational development - £5,000 (6%)
Book: Hough End Hall: The Story" Permissions, printing & publishing, launch event, distribution. - £3,600 (4%)
Contingency (6% net of donated items and excluding capacity building) - £3,470 (4%)
Contingency (6% net of donated items and excluding capacity building) - £2,829 (3%)
Book: Hough End Hall: The Story" Research and Writing - £2,600 (3%)
Other publicity and distribution - £1,500 (2%)
Other - £11,197 (14%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

24%
Heritage Walk: Display Boards, Signing, Mobile App, Guide leaflets.
£19,607
15%
Mobile exhibition: Creative development, design, modular display unit, printing.
£12,300
12%
Electronic support: website for heritage materials with user-generated content.
£10,150
12%
Building organisational capacity (25 days) + other professional fees.
£10,000
6%
Community and organisational development
£5,000
4%
Book: Hough End Hall: The Story" Permissions, printing & publishing, launch event, distribution.
£3,600
4%
Contingency (6% net of donated items and excluding capacity building)
£3,470
3%
Contingency (6% net of donated items and excluding capacity building)
£2,829
3%
Book: Hough End Hall: The Story" Research and Writing
£2,600
2%
Other publicity and distribution
£1,500
14%
Other
£11,197
  • Transaction Fees
    £2,865
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,219
  • Organisational capacity development 5 days
    £1,375
  • Heritage Walk: Research
    £1,000
  • Legal advice including company formation
    £1,000
  • Other publicity and distribution (voulnteer time)
    £715
  • Electronic support: website: copy-writing
    £643
  • VAT
    £600

Total £82,253

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