HandMade Theatre


Wild Wellbeing

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Small Grants

Grant awarded

£1,500 over 3 months


To support Wild Wellbeing, creative activities to support children fleeing domestic abuse to gain confidence, express themselves through the arts, and learn through play. This project worked in partnership with Juno Women’s Aid to create workshops and opportunities for vulnerable children and their mothers to engage in arts and music. Read more

Who, what, where

  • All ages 0-18 years, at risk of abuse, living in a refuge with their mother, some of UK minority ethnic heritage
  • Music, performing arts, theatre
  • Positive mental health, self-confidence
  • England, East Midlands, Nottingham women’s refuge

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This application had a strong focus on wellbeing and access to the arts, in this case for extremely vulnerable childrens living with their mothers in a women’s refuge. Both the need for and approach to the project were well articulated, with the project aiming to support children’s confidence, engagement, and overall happiness.