Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space

first_img  283 total views,  1 views today Elaine Bedell, Southbank Centre’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as recipients for this generous grant, from such a strong pool of funding applications.The development of this space will give skaters and BMXers access to newly opened up, and restored, sections of the Undercroft whilst young people and schoolchildren from across the capital will benefit from a new fully accessible arena for diverse creative and learning activities.”CrowdfundingThe grant builds on the joint crowdfunding campaign for this space, launched by Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre in June last year, which has seen support from the international skateboarding community, general public, businesses and philanthropists.Louis Woodhead of Long Live Southbank said: “Southbank has a unique creative feeling and it’s great to see this supported by the Mayor of London. LLSB and Southbank Centre have been working hard to show what can be achieved through collaboration and we’re grateful to everyone who continues to donate and support the campaign. Receiving the Good Growth Fund brings us closer to our vision to provide more space and opportunities for this creativity to grow and flourish.”The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, explained: “I am using this funding to challenge preconceptions about how regeneration takes place. I want to give all Londoners – regardless of background – the opportunity to be actively involved in their city and have more places to live, learn, work and play.” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has awarded £700,000 in community growth and development funding to develop the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft. The world famous skating space will be extended and a children and young people’s creative education centre built.The funding is part of the Mayor of London’s £70 million Good Growth Fund, which drives investments in community growth and development across the capital.Today’s grant was one to 27 projects across the capital, totalling £24 million. Over 200 organisations and groups submitted funding bids. The funding is for community assets, workspaces, green infrastructure and cultural venues.As well as the extension of skate space, the funding will enable improvements to lighting and a restoration of original 1960s banks and concrete paving. Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News Children at a creative event at London’s South Bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10center_img Other Good Growth Fund recipientsMusic talent development organisation Urban Development and dance development organisation and creative producer East London Dance also secured joint funding from the Good Growth Fund. They have received £1 million to create the UK’s first National Talent House for urban culture in Stratford, east London. The GLA funding will match £1 million (£500,000 per organisation) already secured from the Arts Council England Small Capital Grants programme in 2017 and will enable the fit-out of a 1,000+ square metre historic warehouse and modern extension as part of the Sugar House Island Development (formerly Strand East) adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will be delivered by developers Vastint UK. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement  284 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding London sport statutorylast_img read more

Massimiliano Allegri confident Juventus can frustrate Lionel Messi

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Juventus will not be running scared of Lionel Messi as the Italian champions bid to upset the odds in the Champions League final.Barcelona are heavy favourites as they chase a second treble in six years of Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League. Allegri’s Italian champion Juventus remain outsiders despite ousting Barca’s fellow Liga heavyweights Real Madrid in the semi-finals.Messi has scored 10 goals alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s tournament, but will wind up top scorer on his own if the Argentina playmaker finds the net at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. He is chasing a fourth Champions League success and hopes to add to his astonishing overall haul of 77 goals in 98 matches in the tournament.It is not being melodramatic to suggest Juventus’ hopes will increase tenfold if they find a way to nullify Messi.”I hope Messi can be defeated tomorrow night,” said Allegri in a press conference in Berlin on Friday. “We are here for this very reason. Otherwise we would have gone somewhere else. “Tomorrow we’ll do our best. It’s a one-off, there’s no chance to play it again. We must take the last step.”The Champions Legaue is also about moments that either go in your favour or against you. Regardless, it’s been an extraordinary year. Allegri’s men are bidding for their own treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.“Messi-Neymar-Suarez, the talk is always ‘how do you stop them, how do you stop them,” said Allegri. “We’ll have to play very well, and score, because it’s difficult to see it finishing 0-0.“Tomorrow night, one of the teams will win the treble, hopefully it’s us. I congratulate [Barcelona Coach] Luis Enrique, it’s not easy, it’s never easy for the big teams, even if it looks that way from the outside.”The players are decisive, while the coach’s job is to get them in the right mindset and shape to perform well. “We see enthusiasm in Italy; Italians are looking forward to seeing Juve lift the cup.” Allegri confirmed that Andrea Barzagli will replace the injured Giorgio Chiellini if he is fit with Angelo Ogbonna also ready to play in the final should any mishap befall Barzagli. “Barzagli & Ogbonna are both fit; if Barzagli feels OK, he’ll play, otherwise Ogbonna.”–last_img read more