Posted: 17.02.21 at 16:03 by Tim Lethaby
Glastonbury charity Children’s World has been awarded £45,000 from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund, which they will use to run a new Creative Community project.
The project has also received funding of £4,000 from Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund (England) via Groundwork UK and £2,500 from the Wessex Water Recovery Fund via the Somerset Community Foundation.
Charity director, Kristen Lindop, said: “We are thrilled to have received these generous grants and can’t wait to start working alongside our community of Somerset families, organisations, children and young people to design, develop and deliver new types of the performance-based activities that Children’s World is famous for.
"Our community is likely to face issues due to the pandemic for some time, so it is brilliant news that we will be able to work alongside the people we support, to make sure we provide the fun and educational activities that they will get the most out of.”
Children’s World will be asking families and young people across Somerset to take part in the project at every step of the way and will start consulting with them this month, using questionnaires, social media and meetings.
Meanwhile, Children's World have moved their DO Try This at Home! sessions online during lockdown.
They have put together a wide range of sessions suitable for all the family - and they are all free. Suitable for all ages and abilities, these family activities will take place online using Zoom.