Your votes are needed for Ipswich Arts Centre

Richard macRae, Carol Gant, simon Hallsworth and Ellie DeGory at St Clements Church, Ipswich they ho

Richard macRae, Carol Gant, simon Hallsworth and Ellie DeGory at St Clements Church, Ipswich they hope to turn into an Arts Centre

Deadline approaches for community cash bid

Voting is open for a community funding scheme for the new Ipswich Arts Centre

Voting is open for a community funding scheme for the new Ipswich Arts Centre - Credit: Archant

The deadline is fast approaching for a bid to get the Ipswich Arts Centre project really up on its way.

The working group who are trying to convert St Clements Church in ipswich into an Arts Centre are currently trying to win £25,000 from Aviva insurance community funds.

This is a national competition which supports a wide range of community projects.

So far the group have been working hard to get Suffolk people to vote for them and have got over 11,400 votes. However they need to win the vote and there’s currently another project, in Bristol which has 16,800 votes.


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Committee member Carol Gant said: “The support so far has been tremendous but we now need to raise another 5500 votes which is possible as every person who votes is given 10 votes which can be spent on one project, so its really only 550 people.’

The competition closes on the Nov 17 so they are asking Ipswich and Suffolk people to vote now and help make this happen.

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She added: “It only takes 90 seconds to vote and all the funds will be spent on making the necessary alterations to the building which will then allow the centre to open as a live venue. This is a community project run by a group of volunteers who want to create an Arts Centre for the town which will support music, live performance, art, community events and will foster emerging talent.“

To vote visit http://bit.ly/2duG9Ur

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