Stephen Williams Announces £410,000 for Youth Arts Organisation


Bristol West Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams has announced a £410,000 grant for a youth organisation which helps young people in the Bristol area to excel through the arts.

Mr Williams, a minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, revealed the award to Creative Youth Network during a visit to The Station, a youth arts venue in the city's former Bridewell fire headquarters.

The money is part of a £1 million purchase and refurbishment project for Bristol's old Police Station and Magistrates court on the Bridewell site.

Some of the ideas being considered include a skate park, climbing facilities, arts facilities and an alternative education centre.

Stephen Williams said:

"I was delighted to announce new funding to the Creative Youth Network. The Station has transformed the derelict Old Fire Station and this extra funding will help Creative Youth Network in its long term aim of aim of turning the area into a vibrant youth hub."

Sandy Hore-Ruthven, chief executive of Creative Youth Network, added:

"The money is enabling an incredible partnership project between the private, public and charity sectors. We're delighted we can continue transforming the Bridewell spaces to create more facilities and opportunities for young people and the community that will last well into the future."

The money is also intended to allow The Station to become more financially stable.

The article was originally posted on the Bristol Post website, here.

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