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Christmas has definitely come early to the Oxford Road Corridor...

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a £424,799 Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, enabling us to push forward with our capital project, despite the financial challenge caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Contact is one of 74 organisations across the country receiving grants totalling £58.9 million today. The Capital Kickstart grants programme helps organisations cover costs added to capital projects such as building works, refurbishments, and large-scale equipment purchases by pandemic-related delays or fundraising shortfalls.

The money will allow us to kit out our rehearsal spaces, music studio and our arts, health and science space, as well as furnishing our public areas. We’ll also be using the money to finish off parts of the building that aren’t always seen by the public, but which are essential to the running of our amazing venue.

This vital funding will ensure that we can carry on our work in  supporting and developing young creatives and performers across Greater Manchester, making a difference in their lives and in the local community.

Thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund and Arts Council England, we can continue to be #HereforCulture today, tomorrow and always.