The new Trust will reinvent the Manor House as a diverse and thriving cultural centre for the benefit of the whole town of Ilkley and its surrounding area, improving the cultural, heritage and educational life of the town and creating a vibrant tourist destination in the process.
The Trust’s aims are as follows:
We want to provide useful facilities and services for:
To make our ambitious plans possible we need to raise a considerable sum of money, so the Trust will be holding many public events to demonstrate plans, gauge interest and launch a fundraising campaign. Working together with the community, the Trust will establish a self-sustaining long-term future for the Ilkley Manor House as a cultural centre. It is a mammoth task and we need your help!
Gifts to the Ilkley Manor House Trust will support the campaign to redevelop the building for the benefit of the whole community. Gifts to The Friends will help support the existing Friends programme of talks and events. See the Future Plans section for a phased breakdown of our programme to reinvent the Manor House.
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