Cartwheel Arts

£6,500 towards core running costs for a community arts project working in Oldham and Rochdale, supporting marginalised and vulnerable people to integrate into the community.

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Cartwheel Arts was founded in 1984 to provide a range of arts projects in communities which promote social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration. They deliver projects covering four strands: a) Stronger Communities – projects designed to bring people together and build links within communities b) All Well & Good – promoting wellbeing, raising aspirations and self-esteem to help people to have more control over their lives and live independently c) Youth and Diversity –  bringing together young people and BAME groups, especially South Asian groups d) You Live and Learn – practical training in arts, often linked to other themes, such as enterprise skills to show participants how to run a financially successful and sustainable arts project.

One participant of Tell Us Another One, a recent project involving monthly storytelling and creative writing groups for vulnerable people said,  “I don’t like English, I don’t like spelling, I don’t like being exposed.  Yet I’ve come to the group and it’s turned everything on it’s head.”