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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.