Our funding in action – We re-launched our Annual Fund, aimed at nurturing new projects and community literature activity, at the beginning of 2018. We have since awarded a total of 17 grants to some fantastic, wide-ranging literature projects that span our large South West region.
Each year we give the Annual Fund a different strategic theme, although any strong projects that meet the criteria are eligible for consideration. This year’s theme is reader development. The theme in 2019 was well-being.
Most recently, in Winter 2019 the Annual Fund made grants to Friends of Henleaze Library in Bristol, The Inclusion Agency in Devon and Wadebridge School in Cornwall. In Spring 2019, we funded Mothership Writers in Bristol, Lapidus in Cornwall and Prime Theatre in Swindon.