DOCA’s annual report 2020-21 is now available. Take a look at the review of events and the impact of DOCAs work, financial review and plans for the future.
Kelvin Nash, Chair of Trustees opens, “The past year has been very challenging for many people, businesses, and organisations right across the country and indeed the world. I think of everyone who has made personal sacrifices or have endured pain, discomfort or suffered loss. Here at DOCA, we provide top-class events full of fun for everyone, and of course, crammed full of superb artistic talent and world-class performance. However, throughout the last twelve months, we have worked through a
constantly changing environment in response to the everchanging national restrictions and local public opinion as the pandemic worked its way across the globe.
We have spent many hours writing and re-writing our event plans whilst keeping a close eye on our finances. We have maintained close contact with our funders and have successfully secured a Cultural Recovery Grant along with support from Wiltshire Council. We have been able to retain previous grant funding to enable us to deliver future events that were deferred from last year. Our staff have been truly amazing, working with such creativity during these extremely challenging times. We have used the Furlough scheme to its best advantage, and as a result of all this hard work I’m pleased to report the DOCA will come out of the pandemic on a sound footing, and with great plans for the future.”