Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:09
LilyP, so sorry to hear this.
I used to work for a small charity here in Norfolk which provided a similar service to the community, although it was an Early Music Centre and art gallery, it developed a much wider remit.
I know several people who run small businesses as a Social Enterprise, supporting the local community and putting any profits back into the business so it becomes self-sustaining.
I wonder whether looking here http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/about/about-social-enterprise
would be the first thing to do. There may be all sorts of help you can get.