Funding of £500 was awarded to Caistor Goes for the purchase of LED stage lighting to support local events and performances. The previous lighting that was used placed a great strain on existing electrical infrastructure. The advantages of LED are related to the reduction in consumption of electricity & the reduction in the possibility of injury due to hot bulbs to virtually nil. (LEDs produce minimal heat, as opposed to high wattage tungsten bulbs).
Castor Goes have already used the lights at the Caistor Lions Beer Festival in June ,Caistor Goes To The Movies in July and at the Christmas Market & Tree switch on in November.
All equipment is made available for other groups and organisations to use.
More than 20 volunteers have been involved with the project so far contributing 50 hours of their time.
Volunteers have benefitted from new experiences, acquisition of new skills and increased professionalism in the performances they facilitate.
Experience of accessing the grant
The group rated the grant process and the service provided as Very Good