Posted on: October 12th, 2020
Vic Studios has been awarded further financial support to help it survive the immediate effects of the Covid 19 pandemic and prepare to reopen in 2021. It comes in the form of a combined grant and loan funded by the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales, administered by the WCVA.
“Securing this involved a detailed process of due diligence and scrutiny of our future plans. We are delighted with the outcome which will help us establish a new centre in Wrexham and be ready to resume full services in the Spring of 2021” says Chris Lloyd, Chair of Vic Studios.
Vic Studios currently negotiating a long term lease on new premises in Wrexham and plans to refit and refurbish these over the winter. Not that it has been inactive. In the six months since the March 2020 lockdown, it has delivered over 150 online music sessions, updated and expanded the range of accredited courses it offers, with support from The National Lottery Community Fund and Arts Council Wales.
“These are testing times for the children our music services support. Online activities have a part to play in keeping them engaged but in terms of building their often fragile confidence there is no substitute for the face to face coaching and development we provide. This funding makes it much more likely that we can see out the current restrictions and be there for them when we all reach the other side. This is what inspires our great team of staff, freelance tutors and volunteers” added Chris Lloyd.