1. To purchase the building so it can be openly enjoyed and appreciated by the populace of Bridgend, and those from further a field.2.To sustain the property it will be necessary to create a lively usable space for as many appropriate activities as possible. Ranging through, but not exclusively including, education, history, music/live performance, display of 2 & 3 dimensional arts and more general social functions also. That the building does not become just a tourist attraction frozen in aspic but again becomes a focus for and a living part of the communitySt John’s House is the oldest property in Bridgend and it is appropriate to use it to bring history to life.The trust wants to provide local schools with a facility in which they can bring their pupils to experience the property now and what it may have been like in the past. The Education/Events Co-ordinator would have responsibility for liaising with schools to pass on the knowledge required. The experience for the young people should be fun and as participatory as possible.To make the project viable the committee recognises that it must be sustainable and intends to utilise the building, in a considerate way, to generate income to ensure the aims of the trust can be met in the future and to ensure the upkeep of the property.It is imperative that once purchased there is a source of income to maintain the building and sustain the project. To this end it is the intent to use the property to produce this income.Initially it is envisaged that income will initially be generated by:Visitors/DonationsWeddingsGhost HuntsCafé/ShopCommission from the sale of works of art/crafts Room Hire Events.
St John’s House Trust (Bridgend) Charity Reg. No. 1147340