Business Plan

In the first half of 2020 a Consultant was hired by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to advise on the development of the Arts Centre.  We input into his research.  His report of May 2020 was shared with us in November 2020 having informed the Council’s investment plans.  The report, which backs up the existing strategy, can be found here.

Here are what we will be working on over the next year.

Recruit beneficial support skills for Friends Group

 Prepare FPAC accounts for YE 31 Dec 2019

 Aim to increase current membership & retain all members for 2020

 Secure sponsorship/ patronage support & income from individuals/  businesses

 Scrutinise any future NPTCBC budget proposals & lobby as required

 Assist in increasing attendance @  PAC

Work in conjunction with NPTCBC to update the 3 year business plan based on local community feedback and reflecting an independent report

        Support the investment in a new cinema, including if possible a special Friends grant

 Identify areas of practical support/ advice to PAC following preparation of  a business plan &  assistance  with management issues

 Work in conjunction with NPTCBC to support grant aid applications  for priority capital & revenue projects at PAC  including  possible  cinema pod  and external atrium

 NB  The order of listing does not represent any suggested priority. Overall strategy is to balance ambition with realism. To use this year to develop the groundwork and prepare to help with the greater challenges of 20/21 and beyond. Success – will depend on all of us being active – active supporters and putting ideas into action.  Skills for individual tasks etc: everything helps. 10 areas – 5 are about development of Friends, 5 of the Art Centre and of course these  overlap. Main areas – Fund raising, helping increase attendance, working with Council