Hope Foundry Workspace Project - The refurbishment and remodelling of the first and second floors of the Grade 2 listed Hope House and Hope Foundry has provided usable creative offices and workspaces for up to 30 small businesses. It has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
MAP Charity offers a unique environment within the creative arts for the education of young people between 11-16 years old who have difficulty accessing mainstream schools. A space for practical talents to be honed, up to BTEC level, alongside functional skills.
MAP Charity offers students the opportunity to study and gain qualifications in Art & Design, Creative Media & Music as well as functional skills in Maths and English. We work with young people who are having difficulty accessing mainstream education by supporting them in a wide range of courses that suit individual needs. Our aim is to help learners gain qualifications and, eventually, re-engage with mainstream education.
“I would say that the biggest benefit is that MAP has sculpted my future, as I was able to develop a passion for filmmaking and tie it in to my qualification. MAP has boosted my confidence so much since I started, as I was very quiet, but because everyone was so welcoming it made me progress in my social skills and self-esteem.”
Taylor, former student, preparing to interview musician Floating Points in our electronics lab.