THE organisers of the Jurassic Fields 2016 Music Festival received a boost just two weeks before their third annual event with a grant of £1000 from the Bridport branch of Waitrose.
The donation is part of the John Lewis Community Matters Partnership. Music Matters is a Partnership scheme for supporting music in local communities, which is run once a year.
John Lewis and Waitrose branches invite applications from local music groups of all kinds in their area.The purpose of this initiative is to support the projects in which music is used to bring communities together.
This is the first time that a nomination from the Bridport branch of Waitrose has been successful; the decision being made at head office from applications from around the country.
The photo shows Lorraine Carter the Community Matters Champion handing the cheque to the Jurassic Fields organisers, Dan Broom (right) and Scott Morris.
Dan said: “We are very grateful for this generous grant from Waitrose and glad they recognise that music of all different genres is such a large part of the town’s heritage.
We would like to thank the Bridport branch for supporting our application which will be used to help buy equipment required to run this event every year.”
Lorraine made a plea for more organisations to apply. She said: “This is the first time we have been successful, but shows that hard work and dedication has been recognised and rewarded with a grant. We nominate up to three organisations each year, so if there are any that think they qualify for a grant, they should make themselves known. They need to apply by next March for consideration for next year’s round of grants.”