YeS Bodmin !
August has brough some brilliant news from the National Lottery Community Fund when they said YeS to Bodmin.
Youth Essential Support funding will enable us at Cultivate Cornwall to continue to support youth services in Bodmin over the next 6 months.
During the pandemic we took time to speak with some of the young people in Bodmin to find ways that would benefit them, their mental wellbeing and help them through this hard time for all.
They can up with ideas that we managed to put into collect, help shape and now with the Community Fund support, we can turn into reality.
The 3 part delivery will be first aimed at dignity and creativity and the fund will enable us to deliver, alongside our food supplies, dignity bags filled with essential items and that feel good support that is often missing and alongside this we will be able to offer creativity and craft bags to brighten those dull days, we hope to be able to deliver 80 of these per month over the next 6 months.
The main part of the support from the Lottery Community Fund will enable us to set up a Musical Instrument Library where we will be able to loan out various musical instruments for free and to al lages. This project is run by the youth and aimed mainly at the youth in the community.
We currently have a call out for donations for all types of instruments as to build up the library inventory and we should be able to start this from early September. Poly Rhythm – the name chosen by the people behind the project – are really excited to get going and to highlight the benefits that music can bring during times of hardship and during this pandemic. Poly Rhythm also is looking for ways to support others during the next 6 months by arranging Jam sessions and hopefully lessons, in socially distanced way or even online, who knows, watch this space.
What we do know is that this is a great opportunity for Bodmin to get involved with and to support the youth in this community. We plan on lots of updates of the progress and we should share more in the next few weeks on the music library, how to get involved, how and what you can loan out and the jam sessions.
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