£19k funding boost for Art & Soul
We're delighted to report we've been awarded a total of £19k by two funders to help increase our arts activities and support more adults struggling with mental health issues in South-West London. This latest funding comes hot on the heels of an £8k grant in September to allow us to offer creative experiences to young people in the area.
With this latest funding boost, £10k has come from the National Lottery and another £9k from the Hampton Fund. Combined they will allow us to launch a new project called Creative Connections. Beginning in December, and running for 12 months, it will provide more people with access to supported gallery visits, in-person art sessions run by trained art therapists, online arts activities and a public exhibition of participants work at the Landmark Centre next year.
Plans are in place to offer in-person sessions at Mortlake Community Association, the Hampton Inspired Hub, Linden Hall, and other venues across the borough, although we aware these may need to go online if the current restrictions continue next year.
Creative Connections will also run pilot sessions with four organisations working with children and young people with mental health issues. These will form part of a research and partnership project partly funded by £8k awarded recently by the Baring Foundation.