Over £150,000 given to Salisbury projects

Salisbury Guildhall June 2018

Published by Ellie Harries at 9:06am 13th January 2019. (Updated at 6:06am 14th January 2019)

Salisbury City Council has awarded the money as part of the City Grants Fund Scheme.

They've divided the money between four local causes in the city.

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE

The arts organisation, that brings together Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse, has been given over £80,000.

They'll get £40,800 for 2019/20 and £41,600 for 2020/21.

Salisbury Arts Centre (Mike Draper)
Wiltshire Creative are getting over £80,000 over the next two years.

Sebastian Warrack, who is the Executive Director of Wiltshire Creative, said:

"We are delighted that we have received a grant through the Salisbury City Grants Fund.

"It will enable us to continue to develop our work with Salisbury city residents through our programme of work across Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse.

"In particular, this work will focus on older people, early years, groups with profound and multiple learning difficulties and other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

"We are very grateful to Salisbury City Council for their valuable support."

WESSEX COMMUNITY ACTION

The charity works with and on behalf of voluntary and community sector.

Their mission is to improve the wellbeing of people living in the Wessex area by providing help, advice, training and support to community and voluntary organisations.

Amber Skyring, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Wessex Community Action, said:

"We are grateful that that the City Council recognised the impact of the core work that Wessex Community Action does in supporting the wider voluntary and community sector in Salisbury.

"This funding will enable us to expand our offer of support and advice to groups and contribute to development of some new areas of work."

They've been awarded £20,000 for 2019/20.

THE SALISBURY MUSEUM

The Cathedral Close museum have been given £16,000 for 2019/20 and £16,000 for 2020/21.

Salisbury Museum Outside December 2017 1 (Faye Tryhorn)
"...the renewal of this grant will enable us to continue to develop an exciting range of activities"

Adrian Green, who is the Museum Director of Salisbury Museum, said:

"We were delighted to hear that we have been rewarded a grant through the City Grants Fund. Salisbury City Council have been supporting our family events programme at Salisbury Museum since 2011 - the renewal of this grant will enable us to continue to develop an exciting range of activities for local families both at the museum and other venues across the city."

SOUTH WILTS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The all girls grammar school, which educates students aged 11 to 18, has been awarded £20,000 for 2019/20.

Michele Chilcott, Headteacher of South Wilts Grammar School, said:

"South Wilts Grammar School is very pleased to receive a grant through the Salisbury City Grants Fund.

"It will enable us, along with the generous funding received by Wiltshire Council, to replace the existing athletics track in August 2019, for the benefit of the local community."

 

South Wilts Grammar School sign (Mike Draper)
The all girls grammar school, which educates students aged 11 to 18, has been awarded £20,000 for 2019/20.

 

To apply or find out more about the City Grant Fund please contact Salisbury City Council on 01722 417100 or email info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Spire FM

© Copyright 2019 Spire FM, A UKRD group company