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Council Funding for Hampshire Communities

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Hampshire News | Council Funding for Hampshire Communities | Andover & VillagesCultural and community projects in Havant will receive over £200,000 in 2018/19 from Hampshire County Council as part of over £0.5 million of funding, allocated by the Authority, to initiatives across the whole county.

Grants have been awarded today (7 December) by the County Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside, Councillor Andrew Gibson, from the Culture and Recreation Fund and Community Buildings Capital Fund.

The Havant projects to receive support are:

· The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre - awarded £107,476 to continue delivering a range of heritage and cultural events. A further capital grant of £44,120 has also been awarded for soundproofing walls to increase the amount of hireable space and to purchase new equipment to show live theatre screenings.

· The MOMC – Leigh Park Crafts Initiative Trust - awarded £32,650 to continue craft activity and support makers and craft businesses to develop.

· The Wecock Community Association - awarded £12,360 to provide community learning and social enterprise initiatives

· The Springwood Community Partnership - awarded £9,000 to continue supporting local vulnerable groups.

Councillor Gibson said: “This round of funding will help Hampshire’s cultural and community organisations continue with their diverse and valued work, for residents of all ages through arts, learning and culture.

“Importantly, a good number of organisations are focussing on ensuring that those at risk of social isolation are not forgotten, but integrated into positive, inclusive activities at the heart of their communities.”

A full list of the 19 grant recipients is detailed below.

Basingstoke and Deane

· Buckskin and Worting Community Association – awarded £6,290 to develop a jobs club and extra lunch club sessions for a community in the top 10% most deprived areas in Hampshire.

· Fluid Motion Theatre Company – awarded £6,000 to continue professional touring work on a range of mental health themes by delivering education and community projects to around 18,000 people a year.

· Proteus Theatre Company – awarded £38,315 to deliver artist-led theatre work to Hampshire communities which are rurally isolated or socially deprived.

· The Anvil Trust – awarded £68,400 to continue music-based community and education programmes through workshops and projects with schools and neighbourhoods.

· Whitchurch Silk Mill – awarded £19,265 to continue work offering learning activities and events, and support its long term financial stability.

East Hampshire

· Gilbert White and The Oates Collections – awarded £17,000 to support education and engagement opportunities, events and festivals. A further £11,600 will support the Field Studies Centre in providing learning opportunities to all ages with a focus on ecology.

· Horndean Community Association – awarded £7,700 to continue projects and activities for children, young people, older people, the unemployed and those on low incomes.

Eastleigh

· Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activity Centre – awarded £9,400 to continue providing day and residential opportunities for people with additional needs, including those with disabilities, autism and sensory impairments.

· Pilands Wood Community Association - awarded £9,435 for support work including a youth group, low cost parent and toddler group, a memory café, charity shop and job club.

· The Point – awarded £50,000 to develop new performing arts work and reach countywide audiences.

Havant

· Springwood Community Partnership – awarded £9,000 to continue supporting local vulnerable groups including older people, those at risk of social isolation, children, young people and low-income families.

· The MOMC – Leigh Park Crafts Initiative Trust – awarded £32,650 to continue providing engagement and development opportunities so that designers and artists can thrive and grow their businesses.

· The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre - awarded £107,476 to continue delivering live events and films, heritage events and exhibitions, participatory workshops and community outreach work. £44, 120 has also been awarded for soundproofing walls, to increase the amount of hireable space and to purchase new equipment to show live theatre screenings.

· Wecock Community Association – awarded £12,360 to provide activities for a range of people, including adult learning, a food bank, IT access and social enterprise initiatives such as a recycled furniture project.

New Forest

· Forest Forge Theatre Company – awarded £40,850 to carry on work with children and young people through youth theatre projects for audiences with little or no access to theatre.

· St Barbe Museum, Lymington – awarded £15,000 to continue engaging with visitors through exhibition programmes and historic stories which relate to the New Forest region.

Test Valley

· Alamein Community Association, Andover – awarded £6,290 to support activities including drop-in advice groups, job club, food bank, IT skills and activities for vulnerable groups including children, young and older people.

Winchester

· Winnall Community Association – awarded £8,730 to support the delivery of community projects such as a cinema club, holiday play scheme, parents and toddler group as well as a community garden project.