Business Incentive Grant is awarded to Art Studio

Test Valley Borough Council has awarded a £500 Business Incentive Grant to Kaz Trinder for her new business, Out of the Box Art Studio.

Kaz works closely with voluntary and community groups and runs fun and creative art workshops for children and teenagers. She also runs jewellery making workshops for adults, including those with special needs and learning difficulties.

Andover Alamein ward member, Councillor Phil North, presented the £500 cheque to Kaz at the Out of the Box studio at St Paul’s Church and Community Centre in Andover. He said: “I was delighted to present the Business Incentive Grant to Kaz, who is working hard to involve and engage our local community through her passion for art. Out of the Box workshops are a wonderful opportunity for both adults and children to meet other local people and develop their creativity.”

Kaz completed her Foundation Diploma at Andover College and studied Creative Arts at Bath Spa University before working as a Youth Worker and Community Volunteer. Kaz said: “Engaging with the local community is really important to me and I am grateful to Test Valley Borough Council for their support and Business Incentive Grant, which will enable my new business to continue to grow within the community.”

Kaz also designed the recently unveiled historical interpretation boards in Charlton. She is currently working to build relationships with schools in the community and recently ran a series of children’s arts activities at Hatherden Fete and Rookwood School. Further information about Kaz’s work can be found on the Out of the Box Art Studio Facebook page.

Test Valley Borough Council offers Business Incentive Grants and Independent Retailer Grants to budding entrepreneurs who launch their own business in the borough. To find out more about the funding opportunities available, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/grantsandfunding

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