In what way did Alina Orchestra need support?
The Orchestra needed support in terms of grant funding for its first wellbeing project ‘Unlocking Imagination’ and also contacts within the local arts community. This funding enabled Alina to take its first steps as a fully-fledged arts organisation and reach out to anyone who felt vulnerable in the local community of Milton Keynes, with an offer of support during the current pandemic. Despite the obvious lack of live performance opportunities due to Coronavirus, Alina was able to create and implement its first outreach project thanks to the Community Foundation grant.
What difference did the grant from MK Community Foundation make?
The grant enabled the Orchestra project to go from a ‘fantastic idea’ to an actual project. Nick Cutts, General Manager at Alina Orchestra said, “We are eternally grateful to the funding that we received from the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, and also the support they provided throughout the project. The benefit that this project made to participants was huge and, not only has it unlocked Alina’s potential to create great projects with partners, also raised awareness of a new arts organisation within the area.”