South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service has been awarded £6,640 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the Community Foundation for Surrey
We are delighted to announce that our domestic abuse service – South West Surrey Dometic Abuse Outreach Service – has been awarded a grant of £6,640 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the Community Foundation for Surrey – helping to ensure that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The grant will allow us to partner with a local artist to run six Creative Writing workshops for children affected by domestic abuse in the Boroughs of Guildford and Waverley. Each workshop will include writing exercises that link to the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations while also allowing the children to develop their creativity and self-expression.
Creative writing is an important intervention to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Research studies have indicated that creative artistic engagement can decrease anxiety, stress, and mood disturbances. Further studies show that writing/journaling is a great outlet for
children and it can help them vent frustration and work through confusing feelings. For children affected by domestic abuse, creative writing can help children to understand, cope and recover from experiencing domestic abuse.
A spokesperson for the service said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Surrey Community Foundation. This is an amazing opportunity for us to partner with a local artist to run six Creative Writing workshops for children affected by domestic abuse in the Boroughs of Guildford and Waverley.”
More about the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails, there will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.
The Fund is made possible thanks to National Lottery players and administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support a huge range of projects throughout England. 44 community foundations have been awarding grants across the country.
HM The Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having overtaken Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in 2015. Her reign has been marked by a commitment to public service, reflected by her extensive programme of engagements at home and abroad, and support for over 600 cultural organisations, charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.
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Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk
UK Community Foundations is the membership organisation for the national network of 47 accredited community foundations across the UK. UKCF members inspire local philanthropy, bring communities together and fund great ideas. We have a deep understanding of need in our communities and the challenges and hopes that face them. UKCF supports community foundations by providing advice, learning and resources, by championing philanthropy at a national level and by developing national programmes that invest in local communities. www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/