The Hamilton Music Collective has received $225,000 grant to extend its An Instrument for Every Child program to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton. The funds, provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will be dispersed over a 35-month period to provide free music lessons to inner-city children and youth.
"The result of the partnership between our Club and AIFEC is that hundreds of kids in our community will have an opportunity to experience quality music programming, build confidence, self-esteem and skills for life," said Glenn Harkness, executive director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton.
Astrid Hepner, president of the Hamilton Music Collective, said the partnership will also benefit An Instrument for Every Child.
"As program partners we will benefit from a shared network of skills, resources and connections that will broaden the scope of our educational mandate, allowing for an increased access to programming to new and diverse demographics of children," Hepner said in a statement.