Funding boost for Wolverhampton independent cinema

Light House fundraiser shining bright with two weeks to go.

Wolverhampton’s Light House cinema is well on its way to reaching its latest fundraising target. The fundraiser – called Project Bright – is aiming to improve Light House’s online presence, making it easier for people to see what films are showing at the cinema and what events are happening in the venue’s café, gallery and Victorian courtyard.

Light House launched the project through online fundraising website Crowdfunder three weeks ago and has already raised £1,710 towards a target of £5,000. The city centre charity is urging supporters to pledge soon, as the campaign closes in two weeks.

Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs says of the project: “We’re feeling positive that Project Bright will reach its target of £5, 000 – a large chunk has already been raised. Light House needs a new website. Our current one is ten years old and is starting to break down, which is useless when people want to book tickets or see what time films are showing.

“We’re more than just a cinema too, and we want to be able to publicise all the events and social groups that happen here and help us reach new audiences. Thanks to everyone that’s already pledged, and if you haven’t already, please pledge soon. The Crowdfunder finishes in two weeks.”

Incentives for pledging range from film posters, to memberships of the Friend of Light House scheme, all the way up to private use of one of the venue’s cinema screenings. Pledges can be made here, or the link is available on Light House’s website.

Light House became a registered charity in 2012, and relies on ticket sales and public donations to ensure the iconic Wolverhampton venue remains operational.