We were delighted to hear that at a meeting today of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Joint Committee, Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland was confirmed as receiving support of £10 million each from the UK and Scottish governments, and a further £5 million from the City of Edinburgh Council.
The music venue, which was given the green light by Edinburgh’s planning authorities in November, is being funded through substantial philanthropic donations, including the visionary support of £35m from Dunard Fund, and underpinned by £25 million support from the Scottish and UK governments and the City of Edinburgh Council, as part of the City Region Deal. The Royal Bank of Scotland is supporting the project by providing a long-term lease for the land.
Having successfully secured planning permission and this substantial grant towards its £75million budget, the team behind Dunard Centre is now confidently progressing the final design details and preparing to begin work on site. A fundraising campaign to secure the remaining £15m of the project budget is already well underway.
Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland is set to be Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over 100 years and will have a capacity of 1,000. The flexible setting will be a home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and a key venue for the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as host for other ensembles, choirs, solo musicians, performers and bands.
For more information please visit www.impactscotland.org.uk
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