Three Year Grant Award Delights Chairman Of Shaftesbury Abbey

Dorset Council has awarded grants for cultural and arts organisations operating across its area.

Artsreach hosts live music and drama events in the county. Springhead Trust in Fontmell and Ashmore Village Hall are the Shaftesbury area venues used by Artsreach. The charity will receive £42,000 annually for three years.

Shaftesbury Abbey and Museum has been offered half of the £10,000 support they requested. Dorset Council will pay £5,000 each year until 2024.

Pete Ryley

Chairman Pete Ryley tells Alfred how this cash will be used. Pete explains that his team successfully encouraged new visitors to the attraction last summer.