As a Scottish Charity and a not-for-profit organisation, fund-raising remains key to the organisation’s future. Every donation, no matter how small, contributes to the work we do.

Although we receive a third of our funding from Government sources, each year our dedicated team of staff and volunteers has to raise a further £250,000 from ticket sales, commercial hires and fundraising activities in order to continue delivering our 150 performances and 200 workshops for the benefit and well-being of the local community.

As you can imagine this is a challenging task, particularly in the current economic climate. However, there are a range of ways in which you can support the Barn to sustain its work and continue to play an important role in the cultural life of Aberdeenshire and Scotland.

If you feel you would like to help us by donating, you can also choose to donate a one-off sum which we would be very grateful for. 

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Donate now

Simply give any amount you wish via this safe online link:

What do we spend it on?

Everything costs money, from creating an exciting programme to repairing the building and each year we have to make careful choices on what to spend where. We need your help more than ever to keep offering what we do best: high quality arts events, meaningful learning activities for all ages and a vibrant place for all in the community. 

As one of the most diverse and ambitious rural arts venues, the Barn touches the lives of thousands of people every year. Bringing top quality cultural events from around the world into the very heart of Deeside, developing a reputation as the regional multi-arts venue with a close relation to the community and the natural environment we find ourselves in.

As an example, these are a few practical examples of what your donations could pay for:

  • £20 pays for materials for learning activities for young people
  • £50 pays for technical support for a performance
  • £100 pays for an artist to work in the community for 4 hours

Remembering the Barn

Leaving a legacy to the Barn in your will is one of the most important and tax-efficient gifts you can make. You will ensure that crucial resources are in place to help us plan and secure the Barn’s future with confidence. Every gift, whatever the amount, can help us develop and deliver a high quality arts programme, support special exhibitions and deliver innovative learning programmes. All legacies to the Barn will be free of all taxes as the Barn is a registered charity

If you would like more information on how to leave a legacy gift to the Barn, please email or call Lorraine Grant on 01330 826520. Alternatively, please feel free to chat to any board or staff member that you would feel comfortable approaching.