Tagged with social isolation

Opportunity: Take part in Silver Sunday 2019

Opportunity: Take part in Silver Sunday 2019

Silver Sunday is a special day in the national calendar when everyone can come together to celebrate older people: a day in the nation’s hearts where older people feel valued and are given new opportunities to get out of the house, keep their minds and bodies active, learn new skills, make new friends and connect … Continue reading

Funding: Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

The next application deadline for the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund is the 28 September 2018. The foundation is a grant making trust which distributes around £1.8 million per year to organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisations with a … Continue reading

Resource: The Health Benefits of Knitting, a Knit for Peace publication

Knit for Peace has released a report called The Health Benefits of Knitting, which reviewed evidence-based research on the health benefits of knitting.  Knitting dramatically improves physical and mental health, lowering blood pressure, slowing the onset of dementia, distracting from chronic pain, keeping arthritic fingers moving as well as combating depression and anxiety. In addition, … Continue reading

Funding: Comic Relief Community Grants

Funding: Comic Relief Community Grants

Comic Relief Community Grants support work where there is clear evidence of a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have … Continue reading

Opportunity: Call out for artists in the south west

Outside In, Arts & Health South West (AHSW) and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are working in partnership on a new touring exhibition, ‘Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art from the South West.’ Submissions are NOW OPEN for artists, who align themselves with Outside In’s ethos, to enter work for possible inclusion in the show. The project … Continue reading

Training: Outside In South West – Surgery Days

Training: Outside In South West – Surgery Days

Founded by Pallant House Gallery in 2006, Outside In provides a platform for artists who define themselves as facing barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. Artists who fit the Outside In criteria can create an online gallery, showcasing their artwork. At the Surgery Day Outside In staff will … Continue reading