BRICKS Project are over the rainbow to receive a grant from the foundation

BRICKS Project are over the rainbow to receive a grant from the foundation

BRICKS Project are over the rainbow to receive a grant from the Foundation. The funding will enable the project to offer painting workshops and create a giant community rainbow wall.  It will be displayed in the Wild Goose Cafe, a drop-in centre that offers hot meals and practical help for people experiencing hunger or homelessness.

The BRICKS project shared how important support is to them: ‘For a small CIC like ours, the Sirona Foundation grant is absolutely vital. During the cost-of-living crisis, people need encouragement to socialise and try new experiences. Sirona have recognised that it is essential to invest in inclusive projects that allow positive expression in a collaborative environment towards a shared goal.

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