Arts, Health and Wellbeing Partnership Programme for Wales Open for Applications

Arts Council of Wales is offering funding to cross-sector partnerships for creative projects promoting health and wellbeing.

Funding is available to support partnerships from across the arts, health, social care and third sectors to provide high-quality creative projects that deliver health and wellbeing benefits for the people of Wales.

The Arts, Health and Wellbeing Lottery Funding initiative provided by Arts Council of Wales is inviting proposals that tackle pressing health challenges and priorities, including promoting a deeper connection with nature through arts to improve overall health and wellbeing. Other focus areas include addressing mental health issues, mitigating health inequalities, enhancing physical health and wellbeing, and boosting the wellness of healthcare and arts professionals.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate within a consortium of organisations and artists, forming a partnership that includes both a health and arts partner.

The following levels of funding are available:

  • ‘Groundwork and test’ grants – from £500 to £15,000 requiring 10% match funding, to support the development of partnerships and new ideas within Arts and Health contexts.
  • ‘Invest’ grants – from £15,001 to £35,000 requiring 25% match funding, to deliver and evaluate an idea that has already been tested, with an established partnership who have worked together to develop and test the idea prior to application.
  • ‘Scale’ grants – up to £50,000 requiring 40% match funding, to explore and test how a successful project or model can be adapted to new areas, settings, health challenges, or partnerships and sustained. In exceptional cases, where a programme is ready for more significant scaling-up or extends over a few years, applications higher than the £50,000 limit may be considered.

Organisations can also apply for funding to design and deliver Arts and Health-related training in priority areas.

The deadline for applications is 17 January 2024 (5pm).

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)