THE Boatyard Music and Film Studio at the Tanyard Youth Project in Pembroke needs your vote, as it goes up against other Lottery-funded projects in the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards 2011.

The studio is one of ten projects to make it into the Best Arts Project category in the awards, which recognise the difference Lottery-funded projects make to local communities.

Following the voting process, three of these ten will go through to the final round of public voting later this summer, the winners of each category receiving £2,000 to spend on their project, as well as recognition at the event later this year.

The Boatyard Studio is part of the Tanyard Youth Project, a charity offering a range of services including a safe and welcoming environment to all young people in Pembrokeshire.

The studio is designed to provide young people and the community with music and film facilities in a professional studio, where they can develop their skills free of charge.

James Harding, of Boatyard Music and Film Studio, said: “We are delighted to have reached the semifinals of the National Lottery Awards. Lottery money has really helped us to buy and develop the studio building, and to employ a music and film technician and youth worker to help more than 250 young people and adults develop their skills.

“It’s easy to vote, so we’re hoping people support us, as it would be a fantastic reward for everyone involved in the project to receive national recognition for their hard work.”

Voting lines opened on Tuesday and will close at noon on Monday, June 20th.

To vote for The Boatyard Music and Film Studio call 0844 836 9671 or visit the website