Breathe are thrilled that our bid to Arts Council England for the Culture Recovery Fund has been successful! 

An investment of £257 million has been announced as part of the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme administered by Arts Council England, and we are delighted to be one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving this much needed support. 

The Culture Recovery Fund will help us to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and will go a huge way in supporting Breathe to survive and thrive this year and into 2021Focusing on organisational resilience by re-designing and adapting our business, programme and fundraising plans we hope to be able to support even more people to improve their health and wellbeing through arts and creativity. 

Breathe will focus on adapting programmes to be fit-for-purpose following COVID, delivering vital work in removing barriers to accesssupporting more people to solve complex health conditions. Embedding free, culturally relevant and easily accessible high-quality arts in health programmes into hospitals, community spaces, day centres and community health settings, means we can further diversify our programmes and broaden our reach. 

The nation’s physical and mental health is suffering during this period of isolation and uncertainty and our innovative arts and health programmes have the capability to help alleviate symptoms and improve health and wellbeing now, more than ever. We are #HereForCulture 

Breathe’s Head of Development, Lydia Hayes, said:

“We at Breathe Arts Health Research are absolutely delighted to have been awarded funding from the Culture Recovery Fund from Arts Council England, DCMS and HM Treasury. This funding will help Breathe survive in the face of Covid-19 and enable us to adapt our life-changing Arts and Health programmes to be delivered in a Covid secure manner. This will help us ensure we can be #HereForCulture in to 2021 and beyond.”

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