Community music group in Brandon receives £9,000 funding boost

Mark Westley Photography Brandon Music Arts Project - Cllr Warwick Hirst pictured with Kevin Chilvers manager at Gateway, Eugene Pryer Director of governanace and Leigh Driver MAP, pictured with Saturday's students. ANL-141125-133654001
Mark Westley Photography Brandon Music Arts Project - Cllr Warwick Hirst pictured with Kevin Chilvers manager at Gateway, Eugene Pryer Director of governanace and Leigh Driver MAP, pictured with Saturday's students. ANL-141125-133654001

A community music organisation in Brandon which has been running for six months has received £9,000 in funding from council bosses.

The Music Arts Project (MAP), based at the Harvey Adams Enterprise Centre, in Wimbledon Avenue, runs rap nights, band workshops, DJ clubs, technical training, recording sessions and live performances.

Forest Heath District Council has given them £9,000 to support the group over the next six months while it looks for further funding sources or ways of raising income. This is on top of £2,000 already given to MAP through the council’s locality budget scheme.

Eugene Pryer, chairman of MAP, said the money will help establish them as an ‘important community resource’ and support their goal of creating a permanent arts hub in Brandon.