The Music Works receives a grant of £40,000 from Severn Trent Community Fund
Thursday 22nd October 2021
Severn Trent Community Fund has awarded The Music Works £40,000 to help provide brand-new, high quality equipment for their studio in Gloucestershire.
The inclusive community at The Music Works offer exceptional expertise and opportunities where every young person, whatever their circumstances, can thrive through music.
They go above and beyond to provide support to those with disabilities, those with mental health issues and young offenders to help them develop new skills, create social connections with others and reach their potential.
The new studio is now fully up and running and they have been using this amazing space to offer a variety of events and open days to the community.
Daisy Powell, Community Fund Manager from Severn Trent said: “The people at The Music Works are absolutely amazing and their work is the epitome of a wonderful community effort to support those in the area that need it the most.
“This is the essence of what the Community Fund is all about and we’re delighted to have supported The Music Works to help facilitate their ambitions to provide a high-quality experience for local young people. We’re really happy that our community fund will make such a vital, and valuable difference to such a worthwhile project that will encourage creativity and give support to communities.”
Deborah Potts, The Music Works CEO said: “Our new inclusive music Hub is already making so much difference to the young people of Gloucestershire, opening up opportunities for those who have faced barriers to making music in the past. We’re so grateful to Severn Trent for helping make this happen.”
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 stwater.co.uk/communityfund.