Creative Wellbeing fund launched

Open invitation to local authority schools and funded early learning and childcare settings

How could creativity and arts-based approaches help learners thrive in your setting?

What challenge do you have that could benefit from a more creative approach?

With learners’ mental health and wellbeing a top priority across Scotland, this fund has been created to offer six grants of £12-15,000 to support schools to take a creative approach to addressing wellbeing. One project will be selected in each Regional Improvement Collaborative area.

Schools and funded early learning and childcare providers are invited to apply for this unique funding opportunity which is designed to help partnership groups work together with a creative partner to find innovative solutions to increasing learner wellbeing and wider sense of achievement.

All you have to do is identify your partnership group (schools, services, community/locality partners) and the challenge you want to address, and tell us about your context. We will match you with a creative partner (individual or organisation) who can bring a fresh perspective, creative thinking and practice to your challenge, to help you explore, plan and implement change.

Your challenge may relate to learner voice and agency, the transition phase, inter-disciplinary learning, curriculum design, family engagement, school environment, learner/teacher relationships, pathways, timetabling or work-based learning.

The project runs from September 2021 to June 2022. The deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 31st August 2021.

More information and details on how to apply:

Powerpoint presentation: Fund information for Applicants (2.3 MB)

PDF file: Application Guidelines (660 KB)

Word file: Application Form (432 KB)

Powerpoint presentation: A fresh look at Scotland’s Creative Learning Plan (423 KB)

PDF file: Creative Wellbeing Fund - Creative Partner Call Out - August 2021 (165 KB)

PDF file: Creative Wellbeing Fund - Creative Partner Brief - August 2021 (186 KB)

PDF file: Creative Wellbeing Fund - Questions & Answers (165 KB)