HOP Pot projects awarded £300

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We are delighted to announce the latest projects to receive HOP Pot funding. The following projects will receive up to £300 for new creative activity with older adults in the Liverpool City Region. 

  • Kensington Vision will work with residents and an artist to collaborate on the creation and production of a large mural for their lounge area. The exact design the mural will be decided by the group themselves after a research and development project including a visit to Tate Liverpool. 
  • Angie Waller will run an improvised storytelling and song workshop which will include activities such as improvisation games and exercises, story sharing, group discussion and song creation. Using the ‘Improv’ rule of “nothing is a mistake” Angie will encourage the participants to trust their instincts and work towards the collaborative goal of creating songs.
  • Movema will deliver a series of world dance sessions to bring together older and younger members of the community. Sessions will see participants engage with authentic and creative world dance activities and music, aiming to reduce the gap across social, cultural and attitudinal divides through a celebration of the diverse cultures and practices which exist in society.
  • South Central Community Transport (Wheel Meet Again) will run a four-week pottery course. The project idea came from their beneficiaries and members who said this was something they want to try. For many of them, this will be the first learning activity in a new environment in a new venue. 
  • Liverpool Empire (Creative Learning team) will delivery creative outreach sessions for older adults and people living with dementia, using storytelling, dance, drama and poetry activities to explore the themes of ‘Home’ and ‘celebration of life’. The workshops will form the content of a film to be screened on LightNight in May. 
  • South Liverpool Homes (Cobden Place Residents’ Group) will run a series of art workshops for residents over the course of five weeks, led by an external art tutor. The classes will work with a variety of mediums to help participants find their favorite techniques. For some residents it will be the first time they have had an opportunity to make art and be creative.  

The judging panel was delighted with the quality of entries for this round of grants and it was a tough decision to choose the winning projects.  

We hope that feedback from the panel will help unsuccessful applicants submit revised versions of their projects for the next round, or new projects for 2021.  

This round of HOP Pot grants has been made possible thanks to support from The Financial Planning Corporation LLP, Ainsdale. 

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