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£250,000 grant for Engine Room upgrade in Bridgwater
A £250,000 grant will help a film-making charity expand its services in Bridgwater.
Somerset Film has won the cash from the Arts Council England to fund the first phase of an upgrade of the Engine Room in High Street.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “The money will enable Somerset Film to enhance its digital and creative media services, to offer new community rehearsal and meeting spaces, a local film and TV archive, improved edit facilities, hot desks for fledgling creative businesses and better access and connectivity throughout the premises.”
The project could start towards the end of the year but the group needs planning permission, and another £75,000, before work can begin.
Phil Shepherd, facilitator at The Engine Room, said the project would help make the centre a resource Bridgwater and Somerset can be proud of.