27a-advert.jpg  27a Access Artspace in People’s Millions Lottery bid

As you may know, in September of this year, 27a Access Artspace narrowly missed out on a grant from the Your Pound Your Choice bid. However, city centre charity 27a Access Artspace has been given a second chance of winning a £50,000 lottery grant by the Big Lottery Fund and ITV, under their People’s Millions scheme.

Please vote for them!

On Tuesday 14th November , the telephone lines will be open for the public to vote for their preferred project; the vote will be head to head between 27a Access Artspace and the Bronte Close Community Green Space Project, which is supported by Leicester City Council. There will be a short feature on ITV Central Evening News at 6:00pm on the two projects, and voting opens at 9am on the 14th November and closes at midnight on the same day.

How to vote:

You can text or telephone your vote. Please remember the number will only be available on Tuesday 14th November. The numbers to telephone and text will be released in the Daily Mirror newspaper on the day, and will also be featured on the ITV Central Evening News at 6pm.

The £50,000 grant will help to secure 27a Access Artspace’s future and allow them to make much-needed improvements to the building, including better security, improved disabled access and decorating work, after months of financial difficulty following funding cuts by Leicester City Council.

In addition to many other groups, 27a Access Artspace offers support those recovering from mental health issues. They provide fun, interactive opportunities for people to access art and craft activities, including music, drama, dance, film and video.
In 2005, 27a had its funding cut by the city council and Arts Council England, leaving the charity in a very precarious state financially. They have worked extremely hard over the last sixteen months to keep 27a Access Artspace open and increase services to the people who depend on them.

For more information, please contact Emma D’Souza or Nicola Adcock at 27a Access Artspace on 0116 222 9030 or at 27access@totalise.co.uk



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