FORMIDABLE FODEN'S - Full coverage from the 2021 National Brass Band Championships

Issue 6112

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Brass Bands England celebrates latest funding boost

Monday 27 September, 2021

Charitable grant-making foundation Garfield Weston is the latest supporter of Brass Bands England’s activities, awarding a £50,000 grant to the organisation.

The support means the administrative capacities of the team are to be expanded, providing better service for its members.

BBE’s chief executive officer, Kenny Crookston, commented: “As the BBE membership grows, it's important that we have team members available to deal with enquiries and questions from members whenever they need it.

“Recruitment for new administrative and finance roles has been ongoing over the last few weeks, with new employees due to be in place very soon.”

He added: “After a remarkable 18 months of growth, it’s fantastic to see our work validated by such a significant funder. We would like to thank the trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation for their outstanding support in making this award. This grant shows their confidence in Brass Bands England as an organisation but also in brass bands as a whole and the potential for growth and development that exists within our sector.”