Pan Together, Newport

Pan Together in Newport received a grant of £1,013 to run a free art club at Downside Community Centre for local residents aged over 50. The club aims to bring those with common interests together for companionship and a natter over a coffee, while getting involved in arty activities. Funds will be used to cover room hire, to provide refreshments and to supply equipment and materials.

Members will exhibit their art at the end of the project and a daytrip to Quay Arts will help to bring people together.

Thanks to this grant, the art club will give local people the chance to get together in friendly, fun and spirit-lifting sessions. According to the latest data, 63% of pensioner households in the area are single pensioners, and almost one third are pension credit claimants, so the club offers an opportunity for residents to learn new skills, while meeting new people.