Here is some feedback from successful applicants:
Heather, June 2016
I am writing to confirm that I have successfully received the Arts Council England funding for my performance project and tour.
I am thrilled that you have offered me £500 in support of the work and I would love to accept that offer.
The project would not go ahead without your support and I feel privileged to have been chosen to receive the grant.
Ella, March 2017
Hey I have been meaning to thank the gane trust for kindly sending me £300 which I have spent on carpentry tools I can’t thank you enough its enabled me to put together a full set of carpentry hand tools which I could not have afforded without it. I have just started a new job in a design workshop in Bristol and the tools are being put to good use.
Joe, March 2017
I am so so grateful to you for your support and I feel truly blessed that you chose me for this funding, I cannot express it enough in words. It has given to me the confidence to believe that I’m worth the help and support, and I will keep the money safe and keenly apply for more funding until I have the sum for my laptop. Once again, thank you so much for helping me toward my goal and to get back into my profession.
Carensa, February 2017
Thank you so much for considering my application for help with materials for my course at Robert Gordon University, which I started September and I am enjoying so much. There are so many expenses for materials that you are not told about before you start, and this is such a big help to me, and I am so grateful to you.
Rosanna, September 2017
Last year you made an award to me to help me buy a table top press to further my career as a printmaker and visual artist. When I received your cheque in the post I couldn’t quite believe it was real, it gave me the biggest confidence boost that what I wanted to do was worthwhile and possible. I teamed up with a couple of other printmakers and with our joint funds we managed to make a press so much bigger and better than we had at first hoped. I want to thank you so much for believing in my project and for being an organisation that enables so many people to realise their dreams. We will be forever in debt to you, thank you!