A performing arts charity in Brixton has been given £5,000 grant funding to help nurture the creativity and potential of disadvantaged children and young adults in the area.
Brixton Inclusive, which holds collaborative workshops for local people aged from five to 18 years, received the funding from local housing provider Wandle as part of its Community Grants initiative.
It will use the money to run a programme of professional workshops over the next twelve months spanning African dance, singing, hip hop dance and African drumming. The project will also deliver spoken word and drama sessions.
Established in 2004, Brixton Inclusive supports the needs of children and young people by encouraging team cohesion and equality in a safe and engaging environment.
It aims to break down barriers with a range of classes run by a team of experienced practitioners specialising in inclusive training techniques.
Nathan, Community Investment Officer at Wandle, said:
“Brixton Inclusive has a track record of engaging with and developing disadvantaged young people in Brixton, no matter what their ability or race, and we are pleased our funding will help support its worthy cause.”
Amani Naphtali, Artistic Director at Brixton Inclusive, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Wandle and to be contributing to the wellbeing of their young residents. The funding will help us to provide exciting and creative services to help young people explore and expand their horizons.”
Wandle, which owns and manages over 600 homes in Lambeth, runs its Community Grants initiative to recognise the positive role local organisations play in building thriving communities.
In 2016 alone, the programme has granted a total of £39,500 to eight organisations working across south London.
The grant funded projects at Brixton Inclusive will be delivered over the May and Autumn school holiday periods. Classes were also previously held during Easter half term.
The May sessions will run on Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Studio B on 130 Brixton Hill.
For information on the programme of classes, or on how Wandle is supporting local organisations this year, contact Tomasz Crompton on 0208 682 7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Matthew Solesbury, Communications Officer, Wandle
Tel: 020 8682 7373