A grant from our Eric Hobin Fund has helped a community group publish their first book.
The Many Hands Craft Collective (pictured) is a group of over 60s who held their first exhibition last year in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter.
They meet regularly in the community room at our Victoria Square retirement scheme, sharing skills such as poetry, knitting and jewelery making.
They applied for a grant from our Eric Hobin Fund. The money was used to help pay for the design and printing of a book, providing a lasting legacy and memento for all involved.
Local artist Elizabeth Wewiora supported them to put on the exhibition, called 'Present and Continuous', and they continued to work together to produce the book. Elizabeth said: "The 'Present and Continuous' publication is a great legacy of the year-long photography project we developed. It showcases the skills and techniques each person explored over the year.
"More importantly, it tells our story of why being part of a community matters. It has been a pleasure working with the grup on this project and, thanks to the Eric Hobin Fund, we can make the publication a reality - something to keep forever to document the work we did."
Eric Hobin Fund
The Eric Hobin Community Sponsorship Fund has grants of up to £500 available to anyone who either lives or works in north Manchester who has an idea to benefit the community. The fund has helped all sorts of community groups from dance troupes to youth football teams.
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