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Music Hub Grant is Excellent News for the City


Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education, is delighted that Brighton & Hove have been awarded a £750,000 grant for a pioneering music hub that will be one of the first in the country.

The Government recently announced that it was committing £82.5m for music services across England, which will be delivered via a new network of music hubs. Music education hubs will ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, as well as to perform as part of an ensemble or choir. The Arts Council has just awarded a three-year fund to a new hub in Brighton & Hove through Brighton and Hove Music and Arts (BHMA), a music service that operates in the city, which brings together leading organisations that are involved with music.

Commenting, Mike said: “This grant is brilliant news for music education in the city. I regularly champion the importance of music for both education and enjoyment and know how much of an inspiration it can be for young people. I look forward to working with all those involved with the hub to boost music opportunities across Brighton & Hove.”