Community investment in Matthews Yard is an important part of our model. Your financial support not only validates our presence, it pays for it. A venue built with the love and support of the community is the only type of venue we would want to operate.
We are currently raising funds for the following projects:
The Exchange Workspace – £20k
The Exchange Workspace, next door to Matthews Yard is home to Bobski’s Kitchen, our coworking space and a selection of suites for creative entrepreneurs. The space is partially completed and occupancy exceeds 40%. The project is forecast to pass its break-even point in July 2017. We now urgently need to borrow an additional £20,000 to complete work on the premises and bring it fully into use.
The Lounge – £10k
We are converting the former live room into the Members Lounge. An intimate, 60 capacity multi-function space available for our members to hire for public or private functions and events. Featuring a baby grand piano and a laid back vibe, this room is perfect for casual, intimate gigs and events. We need to raise £10,000 to fully refurbish and equip the former live room at Matthews Yard to redecorate, install better lighting and a new floor.
Studio Theatre – £10k
Our Studio theatre was the first fully crowdfunded theatre in the UK. When it opened, it was the only independent theatre in Croydon. Over the years we have been unable to secure funding or sufficient revenue from the space to make it as good as we would like it to be. We want to borrow £10,000 to upgrade the lighting rig and controllers, improve the PA system and replace the floor in the room.
If you see the value in what we do and have capital to invest, then we would love to hear from you. Our loan fund offer repayment over 3 or 5 years and all loans receive a 10% premium per year. That’s 30% interest over 3 years or 50% interest over 5 years. If you are interested in providing loan funding, please complete the contact form below and we will contact you within 72 hours. The minimum loan amount is £1,000GBP.