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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


In Autumn 2019 we’ll be 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.


Future Digital Inclusion

Good Things Foundation


Future Digital Inclusion is helping 1 million people improve their lives through digital over five years. We’re delivering group workshops to adults with learning disabilities and autism that cover how we can use the internet, how to stay safe online and how to connect with others.


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.