Magic Me, has been awarded a special enabling award, of £100,000, by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The award will allow us to take forward our plans for long term growth over the next two years, supporting the expansion of our activities out of London and into the East of England.
We get many requests from organisations across the country for information and ideas. This grant will help us to share our expertise with many others, supporting them to start similar projects with more people, young and old. We are already working with arts organisation, Metal, to take our intergenerational women’s project, Decorum, to Southend and Peterborough and have also recently worked with Essex Council to mentor intergenerational artists on a project in Rochford.
It is really great to see a major funder like the People’s Postcode Lottery acknowledge the importance of Magic Me’s work. Times are tough for many people and our fundraising is ongoing, to ensure we can continue to serve the east London communities where we are based.
The announcement was made at one of our Cocktails in Care Homes parties at Elgin Close, an extra care scheme run by Notting Hill Housing Association.
Photos by Lisa Belletty from People’s Postcode Lottery