Grant to fund activities for youngsters at The Mill

(L-R) The Mill Arts Centre programme co-ordinator Emma Nooney, CALA Homes sales advisor Hannah Cook and Oliver Palmer, ten. Photo: Dave Fleming NNL-180925-173042001
(L-R) The Mill Arts Centre programme co-ordinator Emma Nooney, CALA Homes sales advisor Hannah Cook and Oliver Palmer, ten. Photo: Dave Fleming NNL-180925-173042001

The Mill Arts Centre will be able to fund more events for youngsters after receiving a £2,500 donation from a housebuilder.

The Mill was given the grant from Cala Homes’ ‘community bursary’ to pay for activities for children and their families as well as subsidised tickets.

Director Georgia Geary said: “The money will allow us to broaden the range of events and activities on offer and to also reach out to further members of the community.

“Offering our community the opportunity to engage with arts activities has not only had a lasting impact on their health and wellbeing, but it also reduces social isolation, raises levels of aspiration and creates a more cohesive community.”

Cala Homes managing director Mark Wright added: “Having seen so many inspirational applications from many worthwhile causes, we faced a real tough decision when choosing the successful initiatives for this year’s ‘community bursary’ scheme.

“The work that The Mill Arts Centre does provides the community with fantastic activities and events that they may not otherwise have access to.”

Cala Homes are the developers of the houses on Broughton Road, Banbury.