Last month Beat Bazaar Projects successfully launched a brand new community project entitled Culture Skills funded by the National Lottery Awards for All. The Culture Skills project was launched at Góbéfest, a three day community festival celebrating Eastern and Central European Culture in the heart of Manchester City Centre, in Albert Square. The project offered high quality volunteering opportunities, embracing and encouraging community leadership and providing valuable experience in community event organising. Twenty volunteers took part in the project, working in all areas of the event, from stewarding to running workshops in the activity tent. The project is tailored to the learning needs of community leaders from Eastern European backgrounds. Culture Skills is set to continue with workshops and training in fundraising, writing funding applications, safeguarding, health & safety and other aspects of community leadership.