A total grant funding of £13,000 was approved in the 2023/24 budget. Any unallocated funding from round 1 was rolled into round 2.

Round 1 Grant Awards 2023-24

Organisation/AwardeePurpose of fundingGrant amount
Lymm FestivalContribution to graphic design and printing costs and hire of the village hall for the ticket box office.£1,140
Lymm Gardening ClubPurchase of plants for the village hall garden and hire of the hall for a charity plant sale.£370
Maple Lodge Art GroupTo cover costs of the exhibition at Lymm Festival, associated marketing costs and future growth of the group.£200
Lymm Artists GroupCosts towards The Big Picture, repairs to the lattice mounting structure and hire of the village hall annexe for the exhibition during Lymm Festival.£618.05
Lymm & District Round TableHire of the village hall and annexe for the beer cellar and space to run the charity beer and gin festival.£1,208
Lymm in BloomFunding towards the group’s annual activities including 15 working parties per annum and entry into Britain in Bloom and associated costs.
£1,130 (awarderd from a separate budget)
Lymm May QueenContribution towards running costs of this year’s May Queen Festival.£3,000
TOTAL GRANT AWARDS TO DATE£7,665.05
REMAINING FUNDING FOR ROUND 2 (SEP 2023)£6,463.95

We were delighted to recruit 32 artists, including 2 South Koreans and a Ukrainian, to create the Big Picture. The theme was well received and the presence, at the unveiling, of the new Town Crier, with a throng of Lymm Friends and officials, made it a special occasion.IMG 0022

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I was able to take a photograph of A.J. with his dad Andrew in front of The Big Picture.

We intend to produce an art print of the event to present to the family as we magically managed to capture 3 generations in the photo.

The Lymm Artist’s Exhibition was much better being displayed over two days. We benefitted from sharing the Saturday with the Box Office and the Sunday with the hoards for Transport Day. The exhibition was very varied and of a high standard.

We are intending to recruit more members into the Lymm Artists from the Big Picture team.

Colin Grimes, Lymm Artists Group