Why are you spending this money on the arts rather than other public services?

As Transported’s funding is from the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places scheme, which specifically invests in areas of low arts engagement, the funding cannot be spent on anything other than delivering Transported’s aims to address this.  Arts Council England distribute National Lottery funding which must be spent on arts based activities – and if the Transported consortium had not applied for this funding, it would have gone to another community to benefit from.