Light Box receives £200,000 worth of funding!

We got the funding!

We wanted to share with you some very exciting news… Light Box has been awarded a charitable grant from The Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Reaching Communities’ award for £200,000.

We are thrilled! This grant will supply three years worth of core funding, allowing us to provide regular and free general public workshops and allows us to continue the courses for referred participants from partnership organisations… and much more! It also means that the core staff now will be paid and there will be more opportunity for volunteer engagement.

Getting this project off the ground has been such an exciting challenge and a real pleasure for all of us. We are proud to have really proved our worth with our extensive project evaluation. A couple of stats for you:

  • 95% of respondents who took part in workshops found  useful or very useful
  • 92% planned to take action as a result of coming
  • When we re-visited out our case studies one year on, we found 91% reported that they are still applying things the learned in the workshops to their daily lives.

We are so grateful that we can now re-open our shop this Autumn, continuing as a free service for all, unlocking  people’s creative potential to be happy.

We hope to see you in a workshop. They are due to begin on October 1st 2012. We are still in the planning stages, but timetables will go out to all subscribers of our mailing list when they are available.

We have here a link to a downloadable word document of our press release.

Thank you, as always, for your support and encouragement.

Team Light Box:

Kathryn John – Head of Learning and Participation

Lucy Duggan – Head of Business Development

Lucy Barfoot – Head of Creative Direction

 

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4 Responses to Light Box receives £200,000 worth of funding!

  1. I saw your shop when I was wandering in the Galleries with my son and picked up a card. It all sounds great, and congratulations on getting the funding. I look forward to attending workshops in the Autumn when my son goes to preschool… at last I will have a tiny bit of me time :-)

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for the support Catherine!

  3. Marina says:

    This is great! Really happy for u! :D

    ((3 years later, you still have an impact on my everyday’s life!))

  4. admin says:

    WOW! This just made our day! Thank you so much Marina, that means the world to us! Hope to see you again someday.

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