Projects and Partnerships

Purple Patch regularly works with day services, supported living providers, libraries, universities, schools and other organisations to deliver short-term funded projects that meet specific outcomes. We actively seek grants to fund a wide range of projects, and organisations also invite us in to provide specialist training, consultancy and workshop delivery.

Why we do it

To meet need

Projects allow us to deliver targeted sessions that respond to identified needs.

To work with new people

We get to work with people in new areas, or those who might not be able to attend our Lifelong Learning Programmes.

To support others

We have the opportunity to share our expertise with other organisations to upskill their staff.

Current work

Below is a selection of the projects we’re currently working on:


To Wander is to Adventure

The National Lottery Community Fund


We’re working in partnership with Wur Bradford to improve health and wellbeing for adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults by co-producing mindful walking resources.

Purple Research Group



A group of participants from our Lifelong Learning Programmes are working with a researcher from the University of Leeds, called Melissa, to find out what people think about Purple Patch.

The Purple Research Group meet every two weeks over Zoom, and are exploring three key themes using creative, interactive research methods.


Future Digital Inclusion

Good Things Foundation


The Future Digital Inclusion programme, funded by the Department for Education, has helped over 1.3 million people improve their lives through digital over the last five years. As part of the programmes, we’re running workshops for adults with learning disabilities covering what the internet can be used for, how to stay safe online and social media.



We’ve been lucky enough to run some fabulous projects over the years. Here are some of our highlights.

Got an idea?

We’re always keen to develop new partnerships; if you have an idea of how we could work together, or for more information about our previous work, please get in touch.