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

Funder:
The National Lottery Community Fund

Description:

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.

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Purple Research Group

Funder:
n/a

Description:

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.

Link

Creative Doodle Book

Funder:
n/a

Description:

A group of participants from our Lifelong Learning Programmes are taking part in the Creative Doodle Book project, using a hands-on resource developed by Mind the Gap and York St John University to support socially distanced community arts practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Link

Highlights

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.