Misfits Music is calling on local people to support its bid to win £69,950 of National Lottery funding in this year’s The People’s Projects
● The Project Brum Rocks will bring together 1000 people together for a once-in-a-lifetime rock experience in Birmingham
● Voting opens at 9am on Monday 15May at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
● Your vote could make the difference – don’t miss the chance to have your say on which community projects get life-changing National Lottery funding
● A film of Misfits Music’s “Brum Rocks” project will be aired on ITV on Monday 15th May whereviewers get to see our incredible work.
Local charity Misfits Music, is calling on local people to help them secure £69,950 of National Lottery funding by voting for them in this year’s The People’s Projects.
Based in Birmingham, Misfits Music is one of five groups in the West Midlands in the running for a share of almost £250,000 of funding.
Brum Rocks will bring 1,000 people aged 18+ together for a once-in-a-lifetime rock experience in Britain’s home of Rock, Birmingham. In the run-up to the big event, they’ll create community bands across Birmingham and Sandwell so local peopleß can get involved. BRUM ROCKS will allow anyone to participate, improve their mental well-being, and make friends.
Anyone who thinks that can help make this happen as a participant, volunteer, sponsor or donor can already sign up on their website at: https://misfitsmusic.org.uk/brumrocks.
On Monday 15th May, Misfits Music will showcase its project, Brum Rocks! on ITV News Central at 6pm. To be in with a chance of winning, Misfits Music is calling on viewers to support its bid. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 15th May at https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/brum-rocks
In each region, the three projects with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £70,000. This funding will help make a real difference to people’s lives, particularly in these difficult times. The runner’s up in each region will be offered up to £10,000 towards their project, bringing the total funding up for grabs for communities across the UK to over £4 million.
The People’s Projects not only delivers vital grants to the heart of UK communities, but also raises awareness of the incredible work of the 95 shortlisted community groups vying for your vote. Back, after a 3-year break, TheNational Lottery Community Fund, ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail (in Scotland) have teamed up to give the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.
Rob Jones, Artistic Director at Misfits Music said:
“Brum Rocks is an amazing opportunity to showcase the talent and passion from the region and the People’s Projects will give us the opportunity to make this ambitious project a reality. We’re excited about building up the confidence and skills of real people and giving them the chance to discover a new passion for music, meet new people, and build a stronger community through this epic project. We need your votes so that we can show what we already know, that Brum Rocks.”
David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The People’s Projects delivers much-needed funding to the heart of communities and showcases the incredible efforts of hard-working projects across the UK. The short-listed groups are truly inspirational, each delivering life-changing support to their community in different ways. It is now time for the public to have their say in how vital National Lottery funding is used in their area to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in these challenging times.”
Since it started in 2005, The People’s Projects has awarded around £45 million to over 1,000 good causes.
Voting closes at noon on Friday 26May 2023. People can vote only once per region and will need an email address or mobile number to vote*. To support Brum Rocks and for Terms and Conditions please visit https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/brum-rocks
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