Town Hall Arts is calling for your vote to secure up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. Town Hall Arts, which is based in Trowbridge provides opportunities for people of all backgrounds to be inspired by arts, culture and heritage in a building at the heart of its community and is one of five groups in the region in the running for a share of a life changing pot of £3 million up for grabs across the UK.
Since 2005, the partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery and ITV / STV has given the public a say in how funding should be put to good use in their local area.
Designed to celebrate some of the incredible projects the National Lottery has supported over the past year, 95 community-based schemes are now shortlisted across the UK. In each region, the three that receive the most public votes will each receive a grant of up to £50,000 to help them continue their work to improve local people’s lives and help their communities to thrive.
On Friday 5 April, Town Hall Arts will showcase its project, Transforming Trowbridge Town Hall on ITV West Country at 6pm telling local viewers exactly why they deserve to win. To be in with a chance of claiming the top prize, Town Hall Arts is asking people to support its bid by visiting the People’s Projects website to vote. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 1 April at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.
If successful, Town Hall Arts will look at using the grant to make improvements to the building, making it more accessible and welcoming, and would also be interested in hearing your ideas.
David Lockwood, Director at Town Hall Arts, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, to secure further much-needed funding. We urge local people to get behind us. If successful, this will help us to make an even bigger difference to our local community.”
Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we are proud to support groups that are led by the vision, determination and drive of local people to strengthen communities. In previous years we have seen a wide range of successful projects, from a café supporting young carers to animal-assisted therapy for people living with dementia and the development of a bee-friendly orchard. The People’s Projects is a chance for you to have your say on how National Lottery funding can help your community to thrive.”
The People’s Projects has awarded around £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005.
Voting opens on Monday 1 April and closes at noon on Monday 15 April 2019. People can vote once per region and will need a telephone number or email address to vote. To support the Transforming Trowbridge Town Hall and for Ts & Cs please visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk