Creatful improves wellbeing and social inclusion through creativity in the communityMay 05, 2022
Creatful, based in Hampshire, is a Community Interest Company that is passionate about making sure everyone in their community has access to creative tools so they can learn skills, connect with others and manage their mental wellbeing through mindful creativity. They run regular Craft and Chat events and more specific craft workshops too, so it is great to hear that they have secured funding from UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, to help them continue their good work.
As the NHS faces unprecedented resource challenges, resulting in long wait times for mental-health support, Creatful look to empower local people to better manage their wellbeing through creative activities.
Founder of Creatful, Nancy Fellows, found herself stuck between two NHS mental-health services, not meeting the requirements to be treated by either. After being left with no choice but to fund her own treatment, and finding a lack of a creative outlet throughout her journey, Nancy strived to create a safe space for people just like her, which is how Creatful was born.
“I am thrilled to have the support of UnLtd to help me reach more people in my community to share mindful creativity and bring people together”
UnLtd is currently working hard with partners from both the public and private sectors to deliver social impact by harnessing the huge potential of social entrepreneurs to solve society’s biggest challenges.
More information on UnLtd’s latest funding opportunities is available here.
Creatful are members of the Creativity Found Community, and their page can be found here.