Funding given to Cartwheel Arts

Date published: 28 February 2018

Cartwheel Arts in Heywood are set to receive funding over the next two years thanks to the Greater Manchester Culture and Social Impact Fund.

The culture and social impact fund, which is run by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), replaces and builds on the work of the AGMA run Section 48 scheme which was previously issued across Greater Manchester.

Linda Thomas, GMCA lead for culture, arts and leisure, said: “This is fantastic for the whole of Greater Manchester and specifically for areas like Rochdale, Wigan and Salford who have been under-represented with funding in the past.

“It is fair and proper that projects across Greater Manchester are recognised. There really are some wonderful organisations out there and we are very pleased to be able to support them.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham added: “Our creative industry in Greater Manchester is thriving, contributing £1.46 billion to our economy and continuing to grow.

“We must support this growth and make pathways to creative careers accessible to everyone by supporting the dedicated people and businesses that are using their talent and entrepreneurship to build our local economy.”

The grant programme will operate over a period of two years from 1 April.

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