Sharon Lamont of Craft & Coffee @ Goudies in Maybole, South Ayrshire tells us how a 'Together Again' microgrant from Creative Lives helped the craft group buy equipment and materials once they re-grouped after the pandemic.

"Our group was formed after Covid due to the collapse of a larger craft group. We felt it was important to continue the group, having spent so much time alone during lockdown.

We were delighted to receive the microgrant from Creative Lives, as we were self-funding premises and craft products. Initially, we bought some items that we could make up and hopefully sell at a local craft fayre.  

Having attended a glass workshop (paid for by ourselves) we invested in a microwave, microwave kiln and glass. We are still enjoying experimenting and have made some lovely pieces of jewellery.

Although the grant has now been used up we still have products left that we will continue to use, and we are hopeful our small group will continue for the foreseeable future.

We very much appreciate the microgrant which kept us going in supplies for almost a year. Thank you!"