HOP Pot 2015 grant awards announced!

We are delighted to be able to announce the successful recipients of our 2015 HOP Pot small grant awards. These are small amounts of funding which are available for projects which break down barriers to older people participating in arts and culture.

This year, the successful projects are:

  • Chinese Wellbeing and Pagoda Centre working together to run a series of arts and crafts workshops celebrating Christmas and Chinese New Year.
  • MDI will run dance classes in Kensington, in partnership with the Rainbow Community Health  Organisation, which are suitable for people with limited mobility as well as those who are physically active.
  • The Florrie will deliver a series of creative design sessions with older people as part of their major project to transform a piece of derelict land into a Victorian garden.
  • The Poppies Group at St Leonards Community Centre in Bootle
  • Afro Caribbean Lunch Club will be using their grant to fund visits to the theatre and concerts.
  • The Spider Project will visits to theatres and art galleries for older people in recovery from mental illness and family carers.
  • Helena Housing will share a grant between four older people’s clubs based in sheltered housing schemes, to fund Christmas themed craft workshops.
  • Free Monkey Mind, working with a range of partners, will run photography workshops for residents of One Vision independent living schemes in Sefton.
  • St Michael’s Irish Centre will deliver a number of Sunday tea dances.
  • Lee Valley Pensioners Club will explore the history of Liverpool through visits to museums and galleries and a photography project.
  • Liverpool Six Community Association’s lunch group and housebound club will enjoy a coach trip to Liverpool’s cathedrals – some will be seeing them for the very first time.

We are very excited to see what happens as a result of these grants and will be sharing the learning with our partners as we go along.

If you would like to get involved with any of the HOP Pot 2015 projects, please contact kate@culture.org.uk

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