Creativity in the Community

We independently fundraise to provide much needed out-of-school provision to families in Bristol. Seeing first-hand the direct impact the Arts can have, bringing people together, providing respite and positively affecting mental health. 

We aim to run free provision for children and young people in every school holiday throughout the year. The targeted provisions are for children affected by disadvantage or who are vulnerable in any way.

Providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to play, make new friends and learn new skills, our holiday provisions give more vulnerable families the opportunity that they may not otherwise receive.

We a very proud of the work we do within the community, the need is huge – and this is reflected through the number of referrals received each holiday.

However securing funding is a constant battle, and it’s only thanks to our few funders (BYCA, Quartet, Merchants, Dan Hickey Fund) that we are able to provide this valuable provision.

Confidence

Through creative activities we aim to boost children’s confidence

Self-esteem

Through support and positive reinforcement we aim to increase children’s self-esteem

Social cohesion

We work in various communities across Bristol, bringing young people together from all walks of life

Learn new skills

We offer programmes following a different theme in order to allow children to learn new skills and discuss new topics

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Have a child to refer?

Can you support us?

If you have a child who you think would benefit from our holiday provisions please get in touch.

We aim to offer holiday provisions during all school holidays of the year however this is funding dependent. We regularly apply for funding and look for donations to support our community provisions,including venues or materials.







Help 100

#Help100 – A campaign to enrich the lives of 100 disadvantaged children, with 100 hours of exciting, fun and stimulating activities. Click HERE to watch our campaign film.

For too many young people life has been very hard, and frequently they need the fundamental values of love, trust and respect restored. By building relationships and fostering trust, our projects give young people the tools to feel stable, to become more resilient and to develop self-respect.

Often it’s during school holidays and weekends that children can become involved in risky or unsafe behaviour, can suffer loneliness or boredom. We want those children to have the opportunity to attend regular programmes, holiday clubs and Saturday schools, with leaders they know, trust and are inspired by.

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Working in some of the most deprived areas of Bristol, we have met many children who have experienced more challenges and obstacles than many adults. It is these children who sometimes miss out on their childhoods and are statistically at risk of repeating intergenerational challenges.

We have years of experience working with the disadvantaged children in our communities, because of this we have strong relationships with many agencies and schools who we work together with to ensure children are as protected and nurtured as possible.

By taking part in our stimulating and creative activities, children are able to develop better communication and social skills – and are given an opportunity to express themselves. Having increased confidence and self-worth can help tackle low self esteem, which often occurs in vulnerable young people.

Making new friends and having new experiences can really help broaden young people’s horizons, showing them that there are many different opportunities in life and so many paths they can follow. Often making new friends from different schools can be very healthy for marginalised young people when breaking stereotypes and relieving prejudices.

All of the activities that the young people take part in are accessible and designed for all abilities. This, coupled with the leaders excellent behaviour management skills and compassion, creates a safe and stimulating space for children to enjoy and flourish in.

…Or take a look at some of the #Help100 videos we produced:

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