Birmingham Arts Building to get a revamp thanks to £75,000 grant from Severn Trent’s Community Fund

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Severn Trent has awarded Friction Arts, the company who run The Edge, a brilliant creative art building which houses an array of visual and audio arts and performances, a £75,000 grant to help facilitate the amazing talents and ambitions of its workers.

The grant will be used to fund plans on upgrading and updating the space alongside employing additional aspiring workers to train and develop on community organisations.

Lee, co-director at the Edge said, “We are delighted to receive this award from Severn Trent Community Fund. It will enable us to provide a safe and comfortable space for people to develop their creativity and community, which is something needed more now than ever.”

Sue Heyes, Fund Officer at Severn Trent recently visited and said, “It is truly a really nice and compelling experience. The atmosphere is very calm and welcoming. Such a great asset for community led arts and I wish for more people to experience it, especially after developments.”

Severn Trent’s Community Fund was created for community groups and projects that aim to improve community wellbeing: 

• People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills.

• Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use.

• Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment.

To find out more about the fund, and what projects have been awarded, please visit