Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 16:55
Last summer, we awarded Street Dance Productions £3,100 to run a series of dance workshops during the summer holidays and into the autumn. The sessions culminated in a performance at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage in November. We caught up with Street Dance Productions Director Eric John to find out how the programme went. Q. Eric, looking back on the 2016 Dancemania programme – would you say it was a success?
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 - 12:16
Last year we awarded the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living a grant of £7,000 to fund 70 positive movement classes across the town.Based on a form of Yoga and the principles of the Alexander Technique, the classes are specifically for older people and those with mobility problems. Attendees are taught how to make changes in posture and simple movements to minimise pain and muscle strain.
Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 16:03
We’ve supported many talented young sports stars from Letchworth over the past 24 months with grants of between £500 and £1,000 to help fund their training and equipment.We’ve caught up with some of them to hear about their progress:
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 - 11:37
Talented dancer Kiera Brunton has been awarded £1000.00 to support her in her final year at the Emil Dale Academy, Hitchin.With her sights set on a career in musical theatre, Kiera has excelled in her studies towards an Extended Diploma in this field and is tipped for great things by her teachers. Our grant will go towards covering some of her course fees, enabling Kiera to continue her training and development.
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 - 11:23
We’ve supported the Howard Garden Social Centre (HGSC) with a grant to buy new IT equipment and employ an administrator. Earlier this month, we went to take a look at our grant in action.
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 16:32
Back in May, we awarded the Kingfisher Club a grant of £1,000 to help fund their weekly club for people with dementia. Six months on, we’ve caught up with the team to see our grant in action.
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 16:20
We’re supporting Morgan Simpson in his second and final year at the prestigious BRIT school in London with a grant of £1000.Securing a place at the BRIT school was an achievement in itself, with tough auditions and only 5 spaces available to those who live outside the Greater London area. Our grant will help towards daily travel costs to South London.
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 - 15:52
We gave 18 year old Alice Brookes £695.00 towards equipment required for her Foundation course in Fashion and Textiles at Ravensbourne College of Art, North Greenwich.
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016 - 09:58
General Grants: We gave Howard Cottage Tenants Association a grant of £500 towards a day trip to Great Yarmouth in summer 2016.
Friday, 29 April, 2016 - 11:56
Be the Best: The Great Britain Deaf Football team manager has been given a grant by us to accompany his squad to the World Cup in Italy this summer.