A CROWDFUNDING campaign has been launched by a Stirling cultural hub, which has been integral for communities across the Forth Valley.

The Macrobert Arts Centre, which for instance has hosted Clacks students at the annual Safe Drive, Stay Alive road safety initiative, has launched the campaign in the wake of the pandemic.

Previously, the venue generated most of its income through ticket sales bit has been forced closed for the majority of 2020-21.

This has meant virtually no income in the past 19 months.

As part of the crowdfunding campaign, The National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund will one donation per supporter up to the value of £250.

People are being asked to support the venue with a target of £10,000, which could be doubled thanks to the trust.

Money raised will be used to take an exciting programme of activities and events out into communities.

Lisa Robertson, development manager at Macrobert Arts Centre, said: “The past couple of years have been really hard for us here at Macrobert Arts Centre, with multiple closures and uncertainty around restrictions, but we’ve come back with a bang and are determined to continue providing activities, events and performances for people of all ages and backgrounds.

"As a charity we rely on the support of the public to help us continue our work within our local communities.

"Making a donation could help us reach more people and disadvantaged groups throughout the Forth Valley area, as well as supporting communities to come together and rebuild after Covid-19."

Visit crowdfunder.co.uk/macrobertartscentre to support the campaign.