Domestic resilience and creative communities

Funding Opportunities

Ashburnham Place

At Ashburnham Place we are developing two sites – one in our four acre Walled Garden and another in a slightly wilder area of woodland and field; this area is called Friar’s Field. The long-term purpose of both is to provide experience and training that helps others on their journey toward gentler, more sustainable and connected ways of living.

Awareness with Horses

Our mission is to help create, and help others create a more peaceful, sustainable world through equine assisted experiential learning and therapeutic interventions that support learning and growth, self-awareness, mental health well-being, resilience, co-creative leadership skills and nature connection, for both adults and young people, we work one to one and in small groups.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia is Scotland’s Fifth Estate. Our aim is to transform our media into a vibrant, critical mass of dissident voices; to create a space for writers and artists to collaborate and cross-fertilise their resistance. We aim to give voices to the unheard, to amplify the excluded and the marginalised, and to continue to create a space for self-determination, autonomy and independence.

City of Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary UK is running a collaborative film-making initiative called #SanctuaryStoriesOnline to share local stories of creating a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary and to communicate our network principles to our growing online audience. To date, 2 films have been commissioned with contributions from 10 participants and 1 training session.

Community Apothecary

A vision of a community herbal healthcare hub formed around medicine gardens, with a circular, mutually-supported flow of resources that are responsive to the diversity of the community and its healthcare needs. Plants grown, foraged, harvested collectively and made into medicine communally with skill-sharing and knowledge-building through practical learning at the heart of the process.

Dwellbeing

Dwellbeing is a soon-to-be community benefit society and co-operative in the neighbourhood of Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. As community members we undertake creative and socially oriented projects which build community knowledge about the issues that affect the neighbourhood including: rapid urban development, gentrification, food poverty and social isolation. We explore alternative models for organising, learning and solidarity which can lead Shieldfield (and other neighbourhoods like it) toward self-reliance, resilience and interdependence.

Enough!

Enough! is a collective formed in response to social, economic and ecological crises within a Scottish context. Through framings of degrowth, decolonisation and deep adaption, we actively respond to emerging (and existing) crisis realities and make visible ideas which are explicitly challenging and exploring alternatives to capitalism. 

Fourthland

Fourthland is a socially engaged artist practice bringing together diverse groups of people through creative processes that reposition our relationship to each other and the land. Working across a variety of mediums and social processes, Fourthland becomes a place that brings marginalised knowledge into the center to form new myths about land and people.

Gentle/Radical

Gentle/Radical is an artist-run socially engaged project, centering healing and social justice, decolonial practice, and non-extractivist engagement. How power works, how it’s historically been organised, and how we transform this – is the starting point for what we do. Intersectional and cross-disciplinary, we curate, collaborate and build projects via cultural praxis that seek to make the marginal, our mainstream.

Grass Roots Remedies co-op

Grass Roots Remedies co-op works in areas of multiple deprivation in Edinburgh, some of the communities being hardest hit by covid-19. With our community herbal clinic now offering digital consultations only and all free community workshops cancelled during this time we are offering free herbal remedies, distributed alongside free food provision services.

Groundswell

Groundswell is undertaking research to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. The project aims to understand how COVID-19 and the response to it is affecting the lives of people who are homeless and include the voices of people experiencing homelessness in the national and local decision-making processes.

Impact Hub Bradford

At the heart of Impact Hub Bradford is a platform for social experimentation, our “Civic Collaboratory”; an organisational form that encompasses social processes, collaboration, co-design, formal and informal communication and consensus on principles and values. As both learners and facilitators at the intersection of various key sectors – public, private, voluntary, academic, entrepreneurial, NGOs and academia – the collaboratory is a hub that convenes and creates dialogue across unconnected disciplines.

Jo Chalkblack

As a social-practice artist, Jo Chalkblack initiates processes of authentic connection in every day places (community projects, city sanctuaries, schools) and brings people into places of authentic connection (woodland, riverside, cemetery). Impermanent, embodied becomings; blending organic with digital; form with light and dark, chalk, tree, charcoal; marking death-love and love-loss; evoking innate enactments of transition at crossroads of change.

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