Supported by funding from AVOW, Wrexham Sounds will deliver up to 40 weekly sessions over the next year. All focusing on music, craft and movement.
The grant was matched by the not-for-profit organisation. It is encouraging children with ALN to participate in Saturday morning activities at the Rhosrobin facility.
Secured Financial Backing
General Manager Olivia Gallagher secured financial backing after being quizzed by a committee of young people. All from AVOW, a part of Third Sector Support Wales and also a nationwide network of voluntary councils and organisations.
“It was great to sit down with them and explain what a benefit these activities will have for young people in the Wrexham area. We thankful to have their support,” said Olivia.
“We have received a number of grants from AVOW. The last youth-led grant funded the production of two accredited DJ courses, acoustic treatment and lighting at the studio. We are very grateful to them.
“We will now move forward with the sessions, which will be with groups of up to six children or young people.
“Our aim is to build confidence and have fun, whether that be through arts and crafts, playing an instrument or singing, there will be lots of different opportunities.
“We look forward to hearing from our partner organisations, from families, schools and anyone who feels the Creative Club will benefit their child. Please get in touch to find out more.”
If the first series of events is successful, Wrexham Sounds will look to make them a permanent fixture in its busy calendar.
AVOW’s Voluntary and Community Manager Katherine Prince believes it will have a major impact on young people in the area. Katherine said: “Our Young Influencers agreed to fund the Creative Club at Wrexham Sounds out of its youth-led grant funding for this year”.
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