Grants offer to Ashfield artists

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ASHFIELD artists and community groups are being urged to apply for funding from a cash pot of more than £30,000 from Nottinghamshire County Council.

Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available for a range of one-off arts projects from the Nottinghamshire Arts Fund, which was launched on Monday. Grants are also available to other groups in the county.

One of the organisations to benefit is the Eastside Centre in Sutton which was awarded £450 to pay for musical tutors at youth clubs to train and equip young people in dance and music.

It helped to give young people access to professional tuition for the first time and 17 young people got involved in the project.

Cabinet member for culture and community, John Cottee, said: “The Nottinghamshire Arts Fund aims to help promote excellence in the arts across the county and it has supported some fantastic and diverse projects in recent years.

“We once again look forward to receiving applications from across the county again and helping where we can.”

l For the first time, applicants can apply online for the funding through the council’s website. For details visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/artsgrants.