Below are local projects that have received lottery funding;
Home-Start Corby Limited
Home Wasn’t Built in a Day
The project will support families with at least one child under the age of five to address a variety of issues such as poverty, debt, isolation and unhealthy lifestyles to create positive community relationships. Practical support will be offered as well as 16-week programme which will give service users practical workshop training in furniture restoration and basic upholstery.
Ringstead Parish Council (Northants)
To provide a community public access defibrillator in Ringstead
The project will install a defibrillator unit in its community building to support residents in the event of a medical emergency.
Dingley Parish Council
The Re-Cladding of Dingley Village Hall.
The project will carry out essential structural repairs to ensure their building meets health and safety standards and can continue to be used by the community.
Awards for All
Friends of East Carlton Country Park
Arts and Crafts Activity Centre
The project will provide community activity workshops to promote health and wellbeing and help reduce social isolation.
Friends of Abington Park
Renovation of the Sensory Garden in Abington Park
The project will create a sensory garden for blind or disabled people to increase the number of people using the community area.
Rockingham Forest Trust
Opening up the wet woodland
The project will develop part of their nature reserve into a wildlife viewing and information area, install sculptures and run creative workshops. This will improve the environment and enable the community to learn more about woodland habitats and animals.
Pop Up Projects is one of four organisations across England to receive National Lottery funding in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence Programme. A total of £2.3 million has been awarded in this round of funding.
With the support of £341,883 funding from the National Lottery, Pop Up Projects will create a new international exchange mentoring scheme designed to help expand diversity and translation in children’s illustration and comics publishing. It will see some of the very best illustrators in the Baltic States and the UK supporting talented young visual artists develop new graphic stories that will be professionally published for London Book Fair 2018.
The project is designed to proactively address the low levels of ethnic diversity and translation in UK children’s publishing. It will see 18 UK and Baltic illustrators and comic artists mentor students (aged 16-24) from across four countries. It will focus on working with Black and minority ethnic students, and those with English as an additional language (EAL).
The project’s legacies will include the establishment of a pan-European children’s literature network to share the best illustration and comics artists across the continent, and development of a new digital platform to curate and showcase outstanding and diverse young artists direct to children’s publishers beyond the scope of this award.
Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: “It is exciting to be able to support a project that has such impressive ambitions around diversity, talent development and engaging children and young people. I look forward to seeing the range of illustrated stories and comics that will be developed as a result of this international collaboration and hope that it will encourage more young people to look at this as a potential career path.”
Dylan Calder, Director, Pop Up Projects, said: “This award enables us to take strong, much-needed proactive steps towards supporting ethnically and linguistically diverse emerging talent to access, enter and progress within children’s publishing. Ambition for Excellence will dramatically raise the international profile of our work through a programme of literature creation which is driven by the spirit of connectivity, friendship and collaboration, and which aims to harness the power and potential for visual storytelling to transcend language barriers.”
The Ambition for Excellence programme will develop talent and leadership in all regions, help build cultural capacity and support work of increased ambition. It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery. It is a £35m fund, of which the Arts Council aims to spend a minimum of £28m or 80-90% outside London to support our intention to ensure that a minimum of 75% of lottery funding is committed outside the capital by 2018.