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Dunstable Town Council secures £30,000 grant to support and empower community-led performing arts groups in Dunstable


Rachel Connor


May 14, 2024


As part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Cultural offer, Dunstable Town Council has been awarded £30,000 to support performing arts organisations in the local Community Voluntary Sector (CVS).

Dunstable Town Council places high value on the arts sector and acknowledges the vibrant contribution that performing arts brings to the town’s culture. This initiative, which is running until March 2025, aims to foster creative confidence within the CVS, enhance the capacity of groups and organisation enabling them to become resilient and reach their aspirations, offer opportunities for performances using the town’s professional assets, explore pathways to careers in the arts and promote greater equity in accessing performing arts.

The project will involve capacity building of the sector, performing at the Town Council’s events and the delivery of an end of project performance for participating organisations.

“Dunstable Town Mayor Cllr Liz Jones, expressed ‘’The UKSPF Cultural offer is an exciting chance for our community to grow and share the arts. We’re committed to supporting local performing arts groups, fostering creativity, and ensuring everyone has access to the arts in Dunstable.”

The Town Council has commissioned Next Generation Youth Theatre, who will work alongside BBB Group to deliver the CVS capacity building project to facilitate the growth and development of performing arts-based community groups in Dunstable.

NGYT are ready and waiting and would love to hear from you if you would be interested in being a part of the project. Please say hi and drop them an email at or alternatively find them on Instagram, Facebook and X (formerly known as twitter)…simply search NGYT.

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