Funding success for The Wild Mind Project

The Wild Mind Project is delighted to announce that it has been awarded National Lottery Community funding, to support the wellbeing of young people.   

“It’s a very welcome award, and will be of huge benefit to our organisation”, says co-founder Berny Simcox, “and we’d like to thank National Lottery players for their support. We are a small organisation with big beliefs about bringing creative and nature-based activities to a wide range of the community, from young people and their families, to caregivers and local healthcare professionals”. 

The grant will enable The Wild Mind Project to set up a year-long pilot to encourage young people experiencing low self-esteem, stress and anxiety to engage deeply and creatively with their natural world.

“By combining the wellbeing benefits of purposeful creative activity with hands-on engagement in nature, the programme will include opportunities for self-empowerment through discovery-based learning”, Julia Ruppert, co-founder said, “and the results will inform future programme direction both for young people and the wider community”.

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