SEVERN Arts has been handed £18,348 from the government’s Youth Investment Fund, it has been revealed.
The Youth Investment Fund enables local youth providers to invest in projects which expand the reach, number and range of services they currently offer.
Severn Arts applied for more than £18,000 which they have been granted to purchase digital music making equipment and turntables to engage young people, who are disadvantaged by poverty and have experience of the care system, in music making.
Worcester’s MP Robin Walker welcomed the news and said: “In recent work as the Minister of State of State for School Standards I was delighted to announce a £25million fund to improve music education in schools.
“I hope this money will be put to good use to improve access to musical experiences outside of the school setting.
“Severn Arts have a strong track record of enriching young people’s lives across a number of areas and this fund will hopefully help them continue this.
“I will continue to fight for more funding for organisations in Worcester to create opportunities, improve employability, and widen access to participation in the arts.”