THE ISLE of Wight will have its own Music Hub, funding music education, it has been revealed.
Fears were raised earlier this year that the Island's music service could be in jeopardy due to changes in the way funding was allocated by government,
But the Arts Council confirmed today that the Isle of Wight would have its own Music Hub, run by the Isle of Wight Council's music service.
The Island's application to create a Music Hub, was one of 15 in the South East, to be successful.
Despite this, it is understood the Island will still have its Arts Council music education funding cut from £360,000 to £145,000 over the next two years.
Sally Abbott, regional director of Arts Council England, said: "we look forward to working with the fifteen music education hubs that have been selected in the South East. THey will give all children and young people in the region the chance to develop their talents in a diverse range of music, from classical to R n B and jazz.
The new hubs will be in place by August and operating by September.