Community Circus Lisburn recognised by Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Arts Council offers many congratulations to the volunteers of Community Circus Lisburn, who have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities. Equivalent to the MBE, this is the highest such award made to volunteer groups in the UK.
Community Circus Lisburn has been creating opportunities since 2002 for children and young people of all abilities, from all community and ethnic backgrounds in the Lisburn area, to participate in inclusive circus skills which contribute to their personal, social and creative development. The Arts Council is proud to have provided the principal funding support, via our National Lottery funds, for the development of this excellent arts organisation and the significant contribution that it makes to the local communities. The commitment of the volunteers has enabled Community Circus Lisburn to improve not only the physical health but also the mental wellbeing and self-confidence of hundreds of young people through the acquisition of impressive new performance skills.