We are delighted to report that our choir has won a pot of £500 from the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Awards 2014, see http://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2014-grassroots-giving-winners/
This money means a great deal to us because it is important that we are able to keep subscriptions as low as possible to enable access to the choir by all members of our community. Also, because we need to make sure that we have sufficient funds to extend our repertoire and perform in public on as many occasions as we can, bringing our own special entertainment to the wider community. From all of us Thank You ever so much, Skipton Grassroots – you really make a difference !
Unfortunately, we did not obtain sufficient votes is our bid for help for the choir’s planned summer 2015 performance trip to our Twin Town Lünen in Germany (as per the previous blog entry). However, we have been working hard to raise a small amount of funding through cake sales etc at choir practice sessions and we are awaiting news about our request for town-twinning funds awarded by Salford City Council. We want everybody in the choir who wants to go on this trip to be able to go, so some financial help would be greatly appreciated…fingers crossed!
Several members of the choir put a lot of volunteer hours into making sure that the choir offers the best opportunities possible for Eccles Community Choir members, to enable the best possible experience for current members and to encourage new members to join us. Our testimonials show what a fab choir this is and it is important that we keep going – so if you know of any sources of funding we could apply to, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know