Essex Libraries secures Grants for the Arts funding

PUBLISHED: 10:15 06 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:15 06 January 2014

Essex Libraries is one of 10 library services across the eastern region to have secured funding to develop a joint summer reading and arts programme for young people in 2014.

A total of £93,000 has been awarded using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The funding will enable library services to work with artists and young volunteers to develop a range of reading activities and arts workshops young people during the summer of 2014.

Councillor John Jowers, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for Libraries, Communities and Planning, said: “Essex Libraries are already running a very successful Summer Reading Challenge and now the additional funding will enable young people to express their reading through a range of art forms, learn new skills and to work with some high quality artists.”

0 comments

More news stories

Fri, 16:03

Fresh calls have been made to encourage Saffron Walden business owners to join forces and improve the area.

Fri, 13:10

A magistrate from Saffron Walden has been announced as one of five new Deputy Lieutenants for Essex.

Fri, 11:47

A proposal to build new sports facilities at Carver Barracks is closer to becoming a reality after a part-funding promise from Uttlesford District Council.

Fri, 10:39

Cyclists taking part in this year’s London Edinburgh London event will pass through Uttlesford on their way to the finish line.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter