£35,000 awarded by the ScottishPower Foundation

Made In Corby is one of eleven organisations in England to receive a share of the ScottishPower Foundation’s annual award fund.

Over £35,000 has been allocated to Made In Corby, which will be used to make a positive difference to the lives of older people in Corby.

Arts and crafts activities for over 65’s start on 1st May at the Connect Open Workshops and will run every Wednesday at Corby Library until July. These sessions are part of a year-long programme of arts activities which will lead up to a celebration of older peoples’ creativity in Spring 2020.

Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy free coach trips to high-quality arts events around the East Midlands.

Helen Willmott, Director of Made In Corby, said: “Made In Corby has enabled 95,000 engagements in the arts since we started in 2014. We are very fortunate to have been awarded funds from the ScottishPower Foundation which will help us to reach even more older people in Corby, encouraging greater access to the arts and improvements in their social connections,  health and wellbeing.”

The ScottishPower Foundation was established in 2013 with the aim of making a significant and lasting contribution to society, enhancing the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK.

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