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"Community Arts North West has demonstrated excellent and inspiring practice, and has set the standard high; not just surviving in these tough times, but thriving, delivering vital services and literally transforming lives." - Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation

We’re finalists in Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards

CAN has been selected from charities across the North West as the regional winner of the Championing Change Award. We’ve received a prize of £1000 and will now compete against charities from across England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 6 overall prizes which will be announced at the UK Final awards ceremony on 8th October 2015.

The Charity Achievement Awards have been created to recognise the amazing, life changing work of small & medium sized charities. We’ve been recognised for our influential refugee women’s theatre programme which developed a unique, ground-breaking, high-profile play; Rule 35, in partnership with the Boaz Trust. The production, whose participants had experience of the asylum system, was highly successful in communicating the issues relating to women going through the detention system.

The project gained a national profile and received significant press interest in its ability to raise awareness around the emotional, psychological and physical impact of detention, having a powerful and lasting impact on the audience. Importantly, Rule 35 has made a significant contribution to the national debate around detention, championing change and a radical shake-up of the current system.

Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation, Paul Streets OBE, said of the awards: ‘We are delighted to celebrate the winners of our Charity Achievement Awards. Community Arts North West has demonstrated excellent and inspiring practice, and has set the standard high; not just surviving in these tough times, but thriving, delivering vital services and literally transforming lives. For over 30 years the Foundation has supported thousands of such small and medium sized charities to tackle disadvantage in communities right across the North West and we look forward to doing much more in the years to come.’

For news of all winners visit: http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/publications/news/

For news of all North West winners visit: http://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/publications/news/2015/07/20/northwest/

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