Waterman’s arts centre gets National Lottery funding

Image above: Watermans in Brentford

Brentford venue beneficiary of nationwide scheme

Brentford’s Watermans art centre has been awarded National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Almost £100 million of vital funding has gone to communities across England over the last three months supporting local and grassroots projects.

The substantial investment has been awarded to more than 3,000 community groups and projects across the country, enabling them to bring people together and provide the tools and support they need to better prosper and thrive.

Grants awarded range from £300 up to £1.7million and have been made in direct response to community needs, including employability, mental health, supporting young people and building connections to tackle loneliness.

Watermans have not revealed the amount which they have been awarded.

Management ‘delighted’ to receive funding

Sharing the news on Twitter, Watermans said:

‘‘We are delighted to share that we have received #NationalLottery funding from @TNLComFund!

‘‘We aim to inspire communities through creativity and the arts, and we believe the arts must be for all, so thank you to National Lottery players for helping #MakeAmazingHappen!’’

John Mothersole, Chair of England Funding Committee at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:

“This is a significant investment of almost £100 million of funding across England, helping to address issues and create opportunities at the heart of communities. Thanks to National Lottery players, our funding is being used by local groups and charities to power charge their projects, unleash potential and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We’re proud to support them.”

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