Lambeth & Southwark’s ‘Go For Green’ Project at The Old Vic is awarded £24,000 by The City of London’s City Bridge Trust
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis LAMBETH & SOUTHWARK’S ‘GO FOR GREEN’ PROJECT AT ‘THE OLD VIC’ AWARDED £24,000 BY THE CITY OF LONDON’S CITY BRIDGE TRUSTThe ‘Go for Green’ project in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark has received a big cash boost thanks to a £24,000 grant awarded by the City of London Corporation’s The City Bridge Trust. The grant has been given to ‘Go for Green’, based out of London’s famous Old Vic Theatre, to provide an environmental education programme that will engage communities in improving their local environment through specially commissioned plays. The boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark will benefit from this grant.Says Steve Winter, Education and Community Manager at The Old Vic, “We were over the moon when the funds were approved, the money will make such a difference to our ‘Go for Green’ project. The Old Vic has been running community-based programmes in Lambeth and Southwark for many years and our links with secondary schools are already well-established. Evidence has shown that external organisation working in schools can often get particular messages across to young people more effectively than school staff, and that drama-based activity is particularly effective for this.”The Go for Green project runs from January to May 2008 and involves a series of workshops with young people in schools. From these, a professional playwright and director will construct a community play which will then be staged at The Old Vic with 100 young people as the cast and crew, to an invited audience from all the participating schools.The City Bridge Trust has awarded over £200 million to London’s charities and community groups in the last twelve years to help the lives of disabled people, children, young people and older people in London communities, as well as supporting environmental projects and the voluntary and community sector.It is the largest, independent grant making trust in London following an Act of Parliament in 1995 which allowed surplus monies from the ancient trust (originally set up to maintain the five London bridges crossing the Thames into the City) to be spent for the benefit of Londoners, through charitable grant making. The Trust’s £620 million fund was built up over 900 years, originating from ancient taxes imposed on London Bridge.Says Clare Thomas, Chief Grants Officer at The City Bridge Trust; “This grant application was commended by our committee and clearly demonstrates the tangible outcomes for Lambeth and Southwark. We look forward to seeing how Go for Green’s work will grow as a result.”To find out more about The City Bridge Trust and its grants, charities should log onto www.citybridgetrust.org.ukThose wanting to find out more about The Old Vic or Go for Green please go to www.oldvictheatre.com– ENDS –Notes to Editors:The City Bridge TrustThe City Bridge Trust is London’s largest independent grant-making trust, of which the City of London Corporation is the sole trustee. Through its grant-making and strategic initiatives, The City Bridge Trust works closely with voluntary groups and charities to reduce disadvantage in London.www.citybridgetrust.org.ukCity of London CorporationThe ancient City of London Corporation has a 21st- century role supporting the business City as the world’s leading international financial and business centre. The City of London Corporation provides local government services for the City of London “Square Mile” at the heart of London – but its responsibilities also extend far beyond the City boundaries and include paying for and running the Barbican Centre, Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, and three wholesale food Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 14 February 2008 | News 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lambeth & Southwark’s ‘Go For Green’ Project at The Old Vic is awarded £24,000 by The City of London’s City Bridge Trust About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.