Cash boost for arts and education charities helping vulnerable young people

The Norwich-based St Edmunds Society, which received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Anglia community champions fund in...

The Norwich-based St Edmunds Society, which received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Anglia community champions fund in January 2021. - Credit: Persimmon Homes Anglia

Young and vulnerable people will be able to get support through the arts and practical skills thanks to a cash boost.

Community theatre company, The Common Lot, and educational charitable trust St Edmunds Society, both based in Norwich, received £850 and £1,000, respectively, from the Persimmon Homes Anglia monthly community champions fund.

John Eldridge, director in charge for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “This has been a tough year for charities and the arts, so we are pleased to be able to help two respected local good causes.”

St Edmunds Society provides alternative education provision for children and adults aged 14-25 who have struggled in mainstream schools.

It will use the £1,000 to buy PPE to keep students safe while on training courses.


You may also want to watch:


The Common Lot will use the money to develop a10-week youth theatre project for 16-24-year-olds who are not in work or education.





Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus