People have been asking us what they can do to help during this challenging time, and so we have set up a Resilience Fund to help us mitigate the financial impact of coronavirus.
We have been bowled over by these generous offers of support from our donors, customers and the wider community. Thank you.
We are a charity which benefits over 500,000 people every year. We rely on both ticket income and public donations for more than two-thirds of our income. Without this income our organisation will face significant challenges.
There’s still a lot we don’t know. But we do know that, because we have closed our building in the interests of public health, our income from tickets will stop. In the coming weeks we’ll be working hard to survive the financial impact of this and support the hundreds of musicians and staff we employ whilst at the same time offering music digitally to help keep people connected and promote wellbeing.
We also know that we will need the help of our friends and supporters to emerge from this crisis with the means to reunite our communities through the enduring wonder of great music.
So, if you do decide to make a donation, we will be incredibly grateful. If you support us, it will help us:
- Support the musicians that we employ and engage, including Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Create digital performances, online participation and classes for people across the North East and around the world
- Maintain our iconic building to ensure a swift reopening
- Support our staff in order to plan for the organisation’s future
Many thanks once again for considering a donation to Sage Gateshead, and we hope to see you again – soon.