Viva Arts and Community Group

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The community theatre putting a rural town back on the map

Organisation type

Community theatre


Soham, Cambridgeshire

Award date

December 2017

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

To purchase and refurbish a 19th century mill as a community hub for creative and artistic activities.

Broad community impact

Viva Arts has a range of cultural activities that improve social cohesion, tackling isolation amongst the elderly and young people who are less socially mobile.

Improved social inclusion

There is a high interest for arts and heritage in the area that Viva Arts responds to by creating additional employment, improving wellbeing and offering social and skill based activities.