The Centre is to be developed to service a wide range of client groups. The centre is intended to become sustainable through income derived from the activities which will range from: the rental of accommodation to other voluntary organizations or relevant service providers; to fees charged where arts activities and performances occur; to income based on public sector contracts e.g. the expansion of the existing lunch club, and other proposed developments.
The charity has been successful in securing grants towards staged Dudhope Centre refurbishment. Communities Scotland has awarded £175,000 for the refurbishment,in January 2008. By the end of March 2008 all enabling work, roof repairs and fees was completed and met from this award. The Big Lottery Fund awarded us £250,000 towards Capital grant and £90,000 for three years for employing a Centre Manager. Awards for All of the Big Lottery Fund has sanctioned two £10,000 towards reports on alternative energy for the building.
Other funders were Dundee City Council, Robertson Trust, Gannochy Trust, Mathew Trust, The Clothmakers Foundation, Henry Smith Charity, Tudor Trust, Tay Charitable Trust, Aberbrothock Charitable Trust, SCHRI, Low Carbon Trust, The W. M. Sword Charitable Trust and Foundation for Sports and Arts.
On Revenue front, Dundee City Council, Big Lottery Fund, Lloyds TSB Foundation, Alexander Moncur Trust and finally Scottish Arts Council contributed. To keep this beautiful building working and for the sake of helping this Multi Ethnic Community in the areas of training in Education, Arts, Social Welfare, Health and Wellbeing, we need revenue Funding.