Local groups invited to become creative partners


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is inviting local organisations to work alongside the Trust and apply for funding for creative projects as part of their flagship initiative.

The Creative Minds initiative enables the Trust to utilise create approaches in health services delivered to local people – encouraging active participation and enabling people to make new connections within their communities.

Since its launch in 2011, Creative Minds has delivered more than 150 creative projects in partnership with over 50 community organisations, benefitting over 3000 people.

The Trust is looking to build on this success and is inviting local voluntary and non-profit creative organisations, community and self-help groups to become creative partners and work alongside the Trust to offer projects for people who use the Trust’s services.

Applications to become a creative partner are now open and can be completed online. The deadline for applications is 8 August 2014.

Mark Wisbey, Creative Minds co-ordinator at the Trust, said: “We’re really excited about being able to invite local community groups to get involved in our Creative Minds work. What we are looking for is innovative, new and exciting ways of helping people improve their wellbeing.

“We’ve already seen innovative projects like rock climbing, horticulture, arts and sport make a real difference to people’s lives and that’s what Creative Minds aims to do. It’s about improving people’s self-esteem by taking part in activities, giving a sense of purpose and helping to improve their quality of life.”

To find out more about how to apply to become a Creative Minds partner, or to apply for project funding please visit www.creativemindsuk.com. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 August 2014.

If you would like any advice on your application, or would like to find out more information on Creative Minds, please contact Mark.Wisbey@swyt.nhs.uk or visit www.creativemindsuk.com.

Local groups invited to become creative partners

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