Brighton ‘MakerLab’

Updated: May 21

Exploring Senses CIC, Brighton

Brighton ‘MakerLab’ in full swing after receiving £20,000 in funding

Local Brighton group, Exploring Senses CIC has secured funding, which will help foster new friendships and create paths into employment for young people aged 8-19 years.

Exploring Senses CIC has received investment of £28,152 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised through the Health Lottery in the South East.

The grant will be used to deliver weekly MakerLab sessions for young people in Brighton. Individuals will have the opportunity to make physical and digital objects through arts, crafts, science, design and technology.

The project is shaped by participants through a steering group and aims to support individuals to build friendships and learn new skills, through the creative arts.

The MakerLab project is the continuation of a successful pilot.

David Allistone, Director at Exploring Senses CIC says: “Thanks to this funding we are able to provide new exciting opportunities for local young people to learn about new possible career pathways, the latest cutting edge digital technologies, arts, crafts, science, engineering and maths within the Exploring Senses 'Young Inventors Centre' maker space project. We are very excited about this, and so are the young people!”

Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery South East, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery South East is helping to support such an important local project.”

Local grass roots charities in the South East of England will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 29 July to 31 August 2018. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly mega raffle taking place on 1 September 2018, with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.

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