Openstorytellers was pleased to receive a grant of £2,000 from the Frome Community Lottery at a special presentation event on 26 May. The money is going towards some of the expenses the charity will have when it moves into its own centre later this year.
Clemma Fleat, Katie Branch and Robin Meader accepted the cheque on behalf of Openstorytellers. The money will help with the costs necessary to establish the centre for people with learning disabilities in the heart of Frome.
Frome Community Lottery was set up in order to help develop community facilities for the people of Frome and the surrounding villages. It does this by giving grants to local organisations using money that comes directly from local people who have joined the community lottery. With a chance to win prizes of up to £25,000, members pay a weekly £1 stake of which 50% comes straight back to Frome to spend on local projects. The Lottery can be joined by picking up a form from Frome Library, or visiting the website at http://www.unitylottery.co.uk/charity/display/Frome-Community-Trust.