Following a successful application to the Grants for the Arts programme, we are thrilled to announce that Arts Council England have provided Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust, (Sunbeams), with an award of £83,267 towards the costs of the Sunbeams Music Centre.
Grants for the Arts is a programme funded by the National Lottery and awards funding for activities carried out over a set period, which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work.
The funding will be used for the build of a recording studio and music room at the proposed Sunbeams Music Centre. The Centre will improve access and provide specialist facilities for the delivery of training, performance and education through the Arts to disadvantaged and disabled children, families and adults.
Liesl McViety, Project Co-ordinator of Sunbeams explained ‘We are delighted with the news and extremely grateful to the Arts Council. The Centre will enable us to increase our delivery to an additional 1,800 severely disabled people on our waiting list. With the support of the Arts Council, we are now a step closer to providing a sustainable legacy for people with disabilities.’