School of Arts to get new lighting and fans

The Gloucester School of Arts building includes the Gloucester Gallery and an upstairs meeting room available to hire for a variety of events, meetings or workshops.
The Gloucester School of Arts building includes the Gloucester Gallery and an upstairs meeting room available to hire for a variety of events, meetings or workshops.

Gloucester School of Arts (SOA) has been successful in receiving funding from the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program.

Member for Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen recently announced his electorate would benefit from grant funding to the total of $300,000 for a total of 27 local projects as part of the NSW Government’s program.

Gloucester SOA, one of the successful projects, has received $8,000 for the replacement of lighting and ventilation equipment for the building on the corner of Denison and Church Street

The funds will go toward updating the lighting and fans in the Gloucester Gallery and the upstairs meeting room.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities.

“The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive local communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“This grassroots funding will directly benefit our local communities and will deliver vital new infrastructure and help pay for much-needed improvements to local sports facilities, schools and parks and community organisations,” Mr Johnsen said.

“I would like to warmly congratulate all those organisations that were successful in their application for this year’s round of funding. 

“I am really pleased this funding will help community groups make a positive difference in our local areas,” he concluded.

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/community-building-partnership/#successful-grants under the ‘2017 grants’ tab