Funding has been put towards creating murals in Worcester.

Worcester Paint Festival, which creates street, mural, and graffiti artistry, was gifted the money to fund a mural in Dines Green by the Platform Housing Group's Community Chest.

This grant is part of a pot for Platform clients and non-profit entities such as charities and clubs, and welcomes applications that benefit its clients directly.

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Customers, who are also part of its Customer Voice Panel, assess all applications against certain eligibility criteria.

The Dines Green location was picked specifically because it is an area in dire need and classed as one of the UK's most deprived regions.

The project is set to be carried out in September.

Since 2020, the festival has maintained a relationship with Platform and has received additional funds which have resulted in seven murals in residential regions.

Dines Green was selected as the area for the mural as an area of need, and one of the highest areas of deprivation in the UK.

Kate Cox, the festival's director and producer, said: "Worcester Paint Festival is thrilled to receive this donation from Platform, enabling us to deliver two amazing murals for the Dines Green community.

"Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Platform – and following on from previous mural successes in Dent Close, St Clements Close, Moor Street and St Pauls Street – we are able to gauge the direct impact that murals have on communities, with such wonderful feedback from residents in some of these areas.

"We hope to help make people smile more and give reasons to connect with each other."

Marion Duffy, chief operations officer at Platform, said: "We are so glad to be able to help deliver this project.

"Such artwork can really make a difference to communities, making areas feel safer and brighter and creating a sense of placemaking.

"We can't wait to see the finished project."