The Diss Corn Hall Trust

The Diss Corn Hall Trust

Charity information

The Diss Corn Hall Trust

The Diss Corn Hall Trust is a vibrant cultural and heritage centre offering the whole community the opportunity to enjoy and participate in all forms of the arts through performances and workshops

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    Thanks to everyone who has supported the Corn Hall through the Big Give and many, many thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation for making it possible. Almost £34k has been donated through the BG pushing our local fundraising total to almost £125k - a great result for a small town. There is still a bit of time to push the total higher.

    The Diss Corn Hall as a centre for the performing arts, education and the heritage for the large catchment area of South Norfolk and North Suffolk.

    We aim to involve young people through an award winning Arts Award scheme and youth theatre and, as a community led enterprise, we encourage all ages to develop their skills through volunteering.

    The Trust is also a catalyst for the economic regeneration of the historic centre of Diss; in partnership with the Town Council and Museum it has developed a £3 million project, for which it has received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and from Garfield Weston, to restore the Corn Hall and bring life back to the commercial heart of the town All funds generated through this appeal will go to support then project.

  • Aims

    The Diss Corn Hall Trust aims to:

    • To encourage a broad section of the community to experience and participate in stimulating arts and heritage events. In 2013 it staged over 160 events, with 27,000 visits to them.
    • To provide skills training and life opportunities for young people through an award winning Arts Award scheme, young peoples theatre, volunteering and a successful interns programme.
    • To reduce isolation of young families though drop in sessions and a Saturday Club which provides an introduction to the arts, and to enrich the lives of older people through volunteering and classes.
    • To work with partners in the town and the surrounding area to use the arts and heritage as a catalyst for economic regeneration.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1136553

    Board members: 9

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 90

    Phone number: 01379652241

    Address: Diss Corn Hall St Nicholas Street Diss Norfolk IP22 4LB

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  • Bringing the Arts to a Rural Community

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