£83,000 Sunbeams music centre grant

Date: Friday 29th June 2012

ANNIE Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust has been awarded an Arts Council England grant of £83,267 towards the costs of its new music centre.

The funding will be used for the building of a recording studio and music room at the proposed centre, near Penrith, which 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, said: “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.”

As reported last week, the trust has also received £144,622 for its Music for Dignity project in West Cumbria.