ANS is a registered charity that promotes, champions, nurtures and acts as a voice for the diverse range of arts in the London Borough of Sutton. It aims to increase arts activities in the Borough and to engage more local people in the arts. But we need your help to achieve this.
As a small charity ANS receives £9,000 per year from the local authority. From that, volunteers have to run the organisation, manage and give grants to other arts organisations, and deliver the annual Youth Arts Exhibition. In 2017, we were lucky to get Arts Council England funding of just under £15,000 which paid for this new website, for training events for our members and for running a week of summer holiday youth workshops. But future funding is not guaranteed, and it will never cover core costs.