Grimm & Co is one of around 1,600 projects in England celebrating after being awarded more than £58 million of National Lottery funding.
The money raised by National Lottery players supports community–led projects, including those run for or by young people, empowering them to take the lead on things that are important to them and their communities.
Our project, The Write Stuff, helps us to champion the writer in every child. Imagine a world of childhood, test, exams, life, where you are not confident or skilled in writing – the opportunities that are closed to you and the struggle to articulate your learning can feel overwhelming. Grimm & Co works with children to build their capacity and confidence as writers and this fund has already enabled us to bring in artists to support our children to write. We have already provided invigorating, energised, artistic writing workshops exploring place, culture, narratives and futures.
Songs written by the children are being made into an album and have been performed on stage by musicians at the WE Wonder festival, and throughout the summer children have been creating a fabulous family card game, stunning poetry and much more. We can’t wait to share the published outcomes with you later in the year.