A Christian charity, founded by a MOBO-nominated gospel artist, has just received a grant of £13,000 from the Big Lottery and the Equity Foundation to provide weekly out-of-school activities for disadvantaged young people.
The Charity, Manchester Community Spirit, was founded by Ni-Cola Witter six months ago to provide arts-based activities for disadvantaged young people. Since launching the initiative, young people have been accessing MCS’ drop-in style projects, which include a music production workshop for boys at risk of crime, and a self-esteem project aimed at young women with low self-esteem.
The grant money will be used by MCS to fund a drop-in project for young people starting in October at its premises, the Levenshulme Inspire building. Ni-Cola Witter (pictured), who serves as the CEO of MSC, shared, “We are delighted to know that we can continue to impact the lives of our young people in our local community. We believe in these young people, and want to see them grow and help to nurture their talent.”
Visit www.manchestercs.org.uk for more details.