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Nine Elms yoga and youth music programme benefit from grants fund

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Published on
February 25, 2022


Two Nine Elms projects have scooped funding through Wandsworth Council’s latest round of grants.

Free yoga classes are now set to continue for another year at the ROSE community clubroom, thanks to a grant which aims to help the local community recover from the effects of the pandemic and bring positive changes to family lives.

The twice-weekly classes, open to anyone living in Nine Elms, are running at the Savona Estate community centre indoors and in the garden when the weather is warm enough. Find out more about the ROSE yoga sessions.

Local Wandsworth charity World Heart Beat was also awarded funding to run live events and workshops for local school children when they move into their new premises in Embassy Gardens this spring. Watch World Heart Beat’s Nine Elms music sessions.

Opening soon: World Heart Beat’s new premises in Embassy Gardens

Their Planet Harmony project will include three live community music events and six workshops in which children can take part in song-writing about climate change. The programme will also offer volunteering opportunities for residents and communities living in Nine Elms as well as developing young people’s music and professional skills – helping them towards a career in music while also increasing their confidence.

The Wandsworth Grant Fund provides funding for a range of projects that support the arts and the environment and that help young people and other residents stay healthy and reach their potential. Voluntary organisations, community groups and charities are eligible for council grant funding and emphasis has recently been given to schemes that help the borough recover from the pandemic.

Applications for the next round of funding is now open until 4 April 2022. Visit the Wandsworth Council website to find out more about the grant fund.

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