Our Eco Lodges provide a beautiful setting for family gatherings, weddings and staycations. They are set in a woodland copse adjacent to a scheduled ancient monument where guests can climb the medieval tower or simply enjoy the views in the grounds.
The Eco Lodges are run by a volunteer led charity, Clophill Heritage Trust, who support eco and heritage work through leisure learning and experiences for young people, helping them to become independent.
Clophill Heritage Trust is thrilled to receive a cultural recovery grant via AHF in order to improve our robustness throughout and beyond the current pandemic. We have tweaked our business plan many times to fit within changing government guidelines and are now able to use this grant to create a sustainable operation into the future.
#HereForCulture is a movement that supports our cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage. By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people who make their livelihoods in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country and enabling people to return to enjoying these things in a covid secure way.
Matthew Mckeague, CEO, Architectural Heritage Fund, said:
“The COVID-19 crisis has brought unparalleled uncertainty to the heritage sector, with organisations that rely on visitor income or community group usage shuttered for most of the past year. However, these grants will support organisations in becoming more resilient as they emerge from the crisis.
“For forty-five years, the Architectural Heritage Fund has been committed to supporting communities to develop sustainable new uses for their much-loved historic buildings. We are pleased to have been able to offer this additional support at a time of extraordinary need and are very grateful to DCMS for funding these vital grants.”