Courtyard Trust bags £344,320 boost from Big Lottery Fund

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The Courtyard Trust, a community project that brings arts and entertainment to care homes in Herefordshire, has secured £344,320 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The money will help the charity expand its activities that reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for older peoples through direct access to the arts.

The Creative Ageing project has been running in Herefordshire since 2010, working with more than 60 care homes and community groups to deliver high quality arts experiences including the flagship poetry project In The Pink, Dance Magic Dance (a dementia and dance project) and Friday Club (a monthly art group), according to Hereford Times.

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Penny Allen, adult participation manager, told the newspaper: “We are thrilled to have received funding from The Big Lottery to be able to continue our work with older people living in Herefordshire.

“Our innovative projects have creativity at their heart, and we believe there should be no age limit on people having new creative experiences.

“Over the last four years The Courtyard has worked with a broad range of people across the county, and this funding will allow us to extend that even further.”

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