Time Spanner projects - ongoing funding

Time SpannerGreenham Trust was a regular supporter of the Time Spanners, a community music group with a difference in that 13 of their musicians had a learning difficulty or a physical difficulty. Time Spanner founder Mark Turauskis said the awards from Greenham Trust could not have come at a more critical time for Time Spanners.

“We now live in a time when funding has become a major problem for many community arts associations in the South of England.” Within the last eighteen months we have lost two of the biggest community arts organisations based in the South (Traditional Arts Projects who were based in Bracknell and Ithaca – who helped with the formation of Time Spanner Projects in 2000 and were based in Oxford).

He said that the Greenham Awards, coupled with a promise of funding from Newbury Round Table and several fund raising events and donations from individual supporters, have made all these events possible. “The promise of funding, although it does not solve all our financial difficulties, gives us stability in these volatile times for community based organisations and a platform from which we can extend or membership (we currently have a waiting list of people who want to be involved) and raise funds for a diverse range of activities from I.T. and desktop publishing activities through to drumming, multi-media and music technology events,” added Mark.