Posted on: July 27th, 2020
The National Lottery’s Community Fund has recognised the important work done by Vic Studios with a grant to help it continue its music related activities through the COVID-19 emergency. The March 2020 lockdown forced the closure of Vic Studios’ facilities on Hill Street in Wrexham and the organisation has been working hard since then to establish new ways of engaging and supporting the children and young people who benefit from its services.
Vic Studios Director, Caroline Richards, said:
‘A big thank you to The Community Fund for the backing it has given to Vic Studios. The funding it has made available to us means we can keep on supporting the children we work with through these difficult times, because they face a range of health, educational and social challenges, many of which have been made worse by the lockdown.
’This funding is also a lifeline for Vic Studios. It will help us keep our capabilities in place, ready for when we resume normal services, hopefully by the end of the year. The skills and commitment of our freelance tutors, full time staff and volunteers are absolutely key to what we have achieved in the past and will do in the future.
‘We are not looking just to survive the COVID-19 crisis. The world will be a different place and we need to be there for our clients and beneficiaries with the same great services and some new ones delivered more flexibly in the communities where they live.’
Vic Studios is an award-winning, not-for-profit, social enterprise based in Wrexham. It is dedicated to transforming young lives through music. Youth Justice, Social Services, Schools, Care Providers, Charities and Parents refer disadvantaged children to us and we improve their self-esteem and prospects by helping them play music, make music and share music.