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THE POUND - WILTSHIRE ARTS HUB ANNOUNCES CAPITAL FUNDING GRANT
POSTED: 01/11/2018 16:02:05
Corsham-based arts charity The Pound Arts Trust Limited has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Small Capital Grants to support its renovation plans. Pound Arts is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and also receives vital core funding from Wiltshire Council. With a grant of £353,946 the organisation plans to make repairs to the Grade II listed Victorian primary school it occupies in Corsham, and to improve core infrastructure including a new website and box office system.

The Pound is much loved, and receives over 100,000 visitors each year from the local community and beyond. Pound Arts also organises two annual festivals, Blue Sky Festival in June and Magic and Mayhem Festival in November, and the Rural Arts Touring schemes for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. These strands of work will also benefit greatly from the upgraded systems at the arts centre.

Having been granted the Arts Council funding, Pound Arts now needs to find £86k in match funding, and has already made a strong start on this. The team are now looking for other ways to raise the remaining income. As well as applying to Trusts and seeking donations, they are asking supporters to vote for them in the Aviva Community Fund, to generate enough votes to reach the judging stage.
https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1429

Pound Arts Director Russ Tunney said:
“We are thrilled to have the Arts Council’s generous support for our capital project, and delighted with the public’s contributions to our Renovation Fund so far. One of our regular visitors put herself through the incredible challenge of running a double marathon to raise sponsorship, and several of our regular hire groups have hosted fundraising events. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community as we push towards our final goal, and the crucial investment from Arts Council England and Wiltshire Council towards our ongoing artistic programme.”
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