The Grit is an independent venue, staffed by a small team of amazing volunteers and run on a shoestring budget. We’re not funded: we are supported solely through the money we take from hire fees and over the bar, and we’ll only continue to exist if people want us to do so.
We think this is the right approach, and that a Centre for the arts and heritage ought to have a chance to be self-sustaining, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement given to us by local people. We strongly believe there’s a role for us to play in Lowestoft, hopefully for many years to come.
But times, as we all know, have rarely been more difficult, for all sorts of reasons. We’ve set up this donations page at the suggestion of some of our visitors, as another means by which you can show your support for what we do at the Grit, and help to keep our doors open for the future.
Any donation you can give us really is very greatly appreciated, and will be put directly towards our running costs.