9th Dec, 2016

Music foundation receives £10,000 grant from lottery

Shaun Reynolds 24th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY based foundation has received a £10,000 grant from the ‘Big Lottery Awards For All’ fund to help the ‘Together in Music Project’.

Based at the On Target Centre in Spon End, the Notables Foundation prides itself on providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities by acquiring them with skills in music and performing arts.

The funds will enable disabled members of the Notables Band to participate in weekly music workshops, allow them to perform at local music festivals and to attend the Disability Arts Festival in Cardiff this summer.

Established in 1997, the foundation performed at the Arts Festival in 2012 – and organisers of the festival in the Welsh capital were delighted welcome the Notables back for 2016.

Participants will be given the opportunity to work with professional musicians and visit artists from a range of cultural backgrounds to prepare for performances.

Margery Jones, notables foundation founder, said: “Everyone is excited about making a return visit to in the summer to the Millennium Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay to perform.

“The Unity Arts Festival attracts the highest quality of inclusive arts from home and around the world.”

Lynne Cooper, Notables band member, said: “It means a lot, I enjoy singing at festivals and entertaining people.

“It makes me feel good and excited because I love singing.”

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK.

Over £650 million is distributed each year to projects big and small in health, education, environment and for charitable purposes.

Visit www.notablesfoundation.org.uk for more information about the Notables Foundation.