the Barlow is a charity that needs your financial help, however small..

Blackburn with Darwen Council handed over the running and upkeep of The Barlow to the community in 2013. The Barlow Charity is supported by its volunteers; who run a regular programme of activities and events which contribute to funding. These include the Saturday morning community cafe, the Reading Room coffee shop, the regular weekly groups and the special events.

An important source of funding is The Friends of the Barlow scheme. By becoming a Friend you can contribute to a fund to repair and renovate the structural fabric of the building. In the longer term, money will be used to upgrade, refresh and improve facilities. 

If you want to help preserve this important village community hub, but don’t have time to volunteer, you can support the Friends of the Barlow by making a regular monthly donation of any amount. A suggested figure would be £5 per month which can be increased to £6.25 with Gift Aid.

It is our intention to communicate regularly with Friends to ensure that they feel fully involved in preserving The Barlow for future generations.

We are also developing a package of benefits for Friends, for example, priority booking is offered for some ticketed events. Get the seat of your choice! More benefits are in the pipeline.

If you wish to contribute please complete the form(s) below and either send it to your bank with an email copy to The Barlow or return it to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to the Friends of The Barlow. For further information please contact the office.

All it needs is a Standing Order Form – download and complete one today. Thanks in advance.