Oswestry Community Action (Qube) is delighted to announce it has been awarded Arts Council Emergency Funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been funded using Lottery resources.

Qube will use part of this emergency funding to develop and implement a three month pilot project working in partnership with Taking Part and Adult Day Care Services at Shropshire County Council.

The project will make creativity, arts and well-being activities available to over 200 vulnerable and isolated people in Shropshire who before the current crisis would usually go to a community setting for learning, support and companionship.

This exciting project will be both inclusive and affordable with the aim of increasing participation by giving the rural community opportunities to be inspired, and express their creativity.

Laurel Roberts, Chief Officer at Qube said

‘Securing this emergency funding from Arts Council England will have a significant and fundamental impact on the future of Qube Arts. The money will be used to develop the re-launch of our arts and creativity workshop programme once it is safe for Qube to reopen. It will also help support our arts strategy development and future sustainability of our programme. This supports our main arts focus which is to give our rural community the opportunity to be creative and to be inspired by creativity’

Many other aspects of Qube’s work can be found on their website  www.qube-oca.org.uk.