To maintain the sterling work it has done for the arts in the Forth Valley communities over the last 50 years, Stirling’s cultural hub Macrobert Arts Centre has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to ensure it can continue to support those most in need and help communities to rebuild through arts activities following the effects of the pandemic.
With their normal income usually coming from ticket sales having been shrunk because of necessary closure over the last 19 months, the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund has come on board to match one donation per Crowdfunder supporter up to the value of £250. The Crowdfunder target is £10,000 which The National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund which will then match, creating a potential grand total of £20,000.
Macrobert will use the money raised to take their programme of activity and events into communities, helping to bring people together, increase mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation through creative workshops and events. Staff at Macrobert have seen first-hand how their projects change lives, from disadvantaged children growing in confidence through art, to those living with dementia engaging with live performances, and adults with additional support needs feeling empowered through drama.
Development Manager at Macrobert Arts Centre, Lisa Robertson, said “The past couple of years have been really hard for us here at Macrobert Arts Centre, with multiple closures and uncertainty around restrictions, but we’ve come back with a bang and are determined to continue providing activities, events and performances for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a charity we rely on the support of the public to help us continue our work within our local communities. Making a donation could help us reach more people and disadvantaged groups throughout the Forth Valley area, as well as supporting communities to come together and rebuild after Covid-19. We are incredibly lucky to have the support from the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund so that any donation received up to £250 will be doubled, making your gift go even further. Please support our Crowdfunder so we can help those that need us the most.”