Young people take centre stage in Shiregreen
Published by Sophie Willett for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Aspiring young actors and actresses in Shiregreen stepped into the spotlight to enjoy performance workshops thanks to a donation from Sanctuary Housing.
A Mind Apart hosted three workshops at the Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre which saw seven children aged seven to 13 take to the stage.
The professional performing arts company is one of many community groups across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund. Now in its second year, the fund offers up to £1,000 to groups that need financial support to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of local residents.
A Mind Apart provides classes to children in the local community who want to explore their own theatrical and singing ambitions. All young people who attended the workshops will be invited to participate in a community performance at the beginning of 2014.
Jodie Marshall, managing director at A Mind Apart, said: “We wanted to offer children the opportunity to develop their confidence and self esteem through the art of performance and singing.”
Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods director, added: “Sheffield is a creative city, full of opportunities in the creative industries. We supported this project as it brought the workshops right to the heart of Shiregreen. We hope it inspires young people to stay involved”.
The Grand Ideas Fund is open for applications from charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations.
The fund is designed to support as wide a variety of projects as possible – from youth activities to the improvement of community facilities.
For details on how to apply, contact the Community Investment team on 01905 334271 or email email@example.com