Hampshire heritage project receives funding boost

Date Created: 24th Sep 2021

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Congratulations to Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire CAMHS on ‘ICE Heritage’ fundraising success

Artswork are delighted by the news that our partners, Hampshire Cultural Trust, have been successful in a £99,900 funding application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for ‘ICE Heritage.’ This two-year programme will work with young people waiting for treatment, receiving therapy or recently discharged from Hampshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), which are provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

ICE Heritage builds on the successes of Artswork-supported Partnership Investment The ICE Project, that ran from January 2017 to January 2020 using the arts to achieve positive impact on young people’s psychological health and emotional wellbeing.

Artswork CEO Louise Govier said:

‘We are so pleased that more young people in Hampshire are to benefit from the success and lasting legacy of The ICE Project. It’s great to see the work undertaken in 2017-20 leading to this further commitment to joint working and collaborative fundraising. Artswork Partnership Investment is central to our work as Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation for the South East of England – we invest in initiatives like The ICE Project so that local partners can change the lives of children and young people long term. The latest fundraising success by the Hampshire Cultural Trust/Hampshire CAMHS partnership speaks to the success of The ICE Project Partnership Investment in transforming sector relationships: practitioners in both sectors have really grown in awareness and skills. Hampshire CAMHS have experienced the difference that the arts and culture can make to the young people they help, and have committed to a further two years of partnership working. We wish ICE Heritage every success.’

The new programme aims to address and explore important mental health issues in young people using creative engagement with local heritage. It will also work with artists to explore themes such as identity and self-care, creating exhibitions to share with local communities.

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To find out more about ICE Heritage visit www.hampshireculture.org.uk/social-impact-young-people/ice-heritage 

Artswork is the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation for the South East, working to ensure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts. Through our Partnership Investment programmes we are able to focus on long-term solutions, rather than one-off interventions, changing the lives of children and young people through lasting and meaningful engagement. More information can be found here.

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