Recruiting and training additional instructors will be a priority once we have the rigging in place as this will enable more people to access the skills and opportunity.
Currently we spend £180 a week on venue hire and storage space, this makes it difficult to keep costs down. A contribution to the hire costs would enable us to offer significant discounts to those in poverty or with disadvantage, encouraging those who would benefit most to access our services more.
Some of our young people would hugely benefit from the investment of time and training to enable them to become instructors or practitioners in their own right. We would like to support a small number of students over the coming year with additional training, providing the opportunity to complete Arts Award qualifications and where appropriate even aerial instructor training certifications. To do this we need support for the costs involved in such training and qualifications, including instructor time, CPD and venue hire.