Proud & Loud Arts is a theatre company based in Salford, Greater Manchester. We formed in 2000 and have grown and developed into an ambitious theatre company seeking to tour nationally and internationally. We aim to create awareness, increase visibility, and ensure that a disability perspective is seen and heard by as many people as possible.

We moved into our office space at Antz Junction, Clifton in August 2014. Since moving into the office several of the members have been able to get together a few times a week at the office. This has enabled us to work together on projects for Proud & Loud Arts and has meant that the charity can be run more efficiently and therefore has been beneficial to all members involved in the group. The office also means that we have a space to hold our monthly board meetings. It’s been great that we have been able to find somewhere that is accessible for all our members.

Danielle Maycox, Proud & Loud Arts.

We first became aware of Antz through an event, matching community organisations and businesses, and thought it was a great idea. They have offered us various types of support including linking us up with an RBS/Williams & Glyn Head office team who are donating their time and resources to help our organisation grow and develop.

Antz have kindly provided a free venue and extra promotion for our BFI funded community cinema ‘CINEBOX’. Without Jen and Al’s support we wouldn’t have been able to deliver this project as effectively and we definitely wouldn’t have been able to provide free tickets to various community groups and charities, ensuring that people who wouldn’t normally access cinema get the chance to do so.

Being involved with Antz has introduced us to other local organisations whom we’re developing partnerships with to deliver new creative community projects.

Tracy and Francesca, thebox.tv (BOLTON) C.I.C.

“By giving back and actually extending your knowledge, you grow other people’s success and you give them the confidence as well as the tools to be able to go and try things , then they flourish …”

Hannah Wright, Head of Security, European Partner Organisation, Cisco Systems talking about Antz.

The opportunity to meet the founder of ANTZ came out of the blue. A client of mine called and said can you get to Bolton in 45 minutes, as I was to be introduced to Antz and this meeting will make a huge difference.

I had recently left my full time job, and taken a leap of faith setting up AntzWeb on a full time basis and I had taken a call

I was offered an office space, large enough to fit a few desks….perfect, as it will allow for my ambitions with my company. AntzWeb now has a permanent base, an office to be proud of, and a wonderful opportunity to grow the business by working closely with other businesses linked directly with Antz Network.

I truly believe that being part of GMMC- ANTZ will allow me and my company to grow into the ambitions I desire.

Anthony Critchley, Owner, AntzWeb

Thomas is Drug and Alcohol Charity based in the North West offering residential and community recovery services. We have been fortunate to work with Antz Junction for over a year now allowing us to develop a Bike Project where our clients can learn bike maintenance and work on there own bikes to allow them to become mobile and travel to meetings and social events.

We have also established a Furniture Restoration Project working closely with Carlick and other organisations to upcycle furniture to sell through our Charity Shop in Blackburn and to provide the local community with good quality affordable furniture. The projects offer an opportunity for our clients to gain confidence and offer them a real opportunity to develop skills to help them into employment.

Being a part of the community at Antz has been fantastic and has connected us to a whole range of partner organisations and given us a huge network to promote our work and also offer our specialist services to others who made need assistance. Thomas looks forward to continuing our work at Antz and further developing both projects over the coming year.

Thomas, Furniture Restoration Project & Bike Project

I can’t thank antz junction enough for allowing me to use commerce house as a base and for providing the family room for me to use on an hourly basis. As a trainee therapist you have allowed me to provide a secure and safe room in which clients can come and feel welcome. The open diary being available to book the room has allowed me to be more flexible when booking in clients, which have proved extremely beneficial for me. Using the family room has also enabled me to have access to other fantastic charities and events in commerce house and again this has been really useful to me.

Zoe Armstrong Jones, a CBT Therapist based in Commerce House

Breaking Barriers NW is a Charity founded by 3 parents of Disabled children. When we began in November 2012 we had no idea of the demands that would be placed upon the service and how many families would need us and as a result we have grown way beyond any of our expectations.

We have little money and had no base until Antz offered us space in their new Bolton centre, Commerce House. Thanks to them we have a home, stability, credibility and the opportunity to be part of an organisation who’s beliefs we passionately share. With their help we are able to reach out into the community and engage with more of the children and young people who need us then we ever could without them.

The future for small Charities like ours is partnership working and giving back to others who support us along the way and Antz is the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Breaking Barriers NW

Vision Statement

Antz Junction believes that every person should have an opportunity to overcome barriers and achieve his / her fullest potential and contribute fully to their community.


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Alternative Route to Employment

Our Bold Work Ready Training Academy supports communities getting back to work. The Junction offers a new life that brings benefits for the wider community, as a whole. For more information on how we can help, contact: daisydixon@antzjunction.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in our choice of partner to direct our responses to the duties we have here at Antz Junction and work alongside us as we formalize and evidence our compliance in this area.

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