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

Bradford MDC


We’re working in partnership with Wur Bradford to improve health and wellbeing for adults with learning disabilities and autism living in Bradford South by delivering mindful walking sessions in Oastler Market.


St Chad's


The fabulous Hyde Park Source will be visiting our Headingley group this Spring to help us build habitats for birds, bats and bugs to share with local organisations.


Living Life to the Fullest

The University of Sheffield


This research project seeks to forge new understandings of the lives, hopes, desires and contributions of children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. An arts retreat that we ran was featured on BBC Breakfast.



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.