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Big Give Arts for Impact

We are proud to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Arts for Impact campaign to raise funds for our programme: HeARTspace: unlocking resilience through art. Donations collected over the week of the 19th - 26th March were generously matched by Big Give's champions to make double the difference.


We are truly blown away by the generosity of so many people and are delighted to tell you that we have raised £6,254! 

Thanks to the overwhelming support of so many, we will be able to offer more HeARTspace sessions to vulnerable children to help build their emotional resilience, self-awareness and peer support and give them an incentive to maintain attendance at school. This funding will also help us train others to deliver HeARTspace to reach even more children and young people.




HeARTspace provides a creative safe space where such children and young people can find support from trusted adults and develop peer relationships in a time of crisis and trauma, through the making of art.

“Increasing numbers of children with complex mental health issues are regularly missing or being excluded from school. Our pilot scheme to re-engage vulnerable children with education through therapeutic art sessions has been so successful that we now need further funding to continue this much needed support. £10,000 will enable us to deliver more sessions and develop the project so we can train others to run their own sessions.” 

Alice Crane, Artistic Director at SPAEDA 

View our campaign page here: HeARTspace: unlocking resilience through art!


How can you help?


If you missed the chance to donate to the Big Give campaign and would like to support our work as a whole, you can still donate by BACS to SPAEDA’s Account No 47541970, sort code 60-21-01 

About Big Give


Big Give is a registered charity (1136547) that runs match funded campaigns for charities and special causes at key moments across the year. By connecting charities to match funders (like philanthropists, foundations or corporates) and the public, Big Give helps them double their donations. And, in doing so, makes an extraordinary difference to the world’s biggest challenges. It has raised more than £280m for charities to date.


Big Give campaigns have been promoted by celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilia Fox, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Fry, among others. It’s a simple idea - when the public donates to a charity through a Big Give campaign, it asks funders to match that donation. So £50 from a member of the public becomes £100 for a good cause.


Big Give has supported more than 5,500 charities and worked with some of the biggest names in UK philanthropy and charitable grant-making, which provide match funding, including DCMS, John Spiers, founder of Bestinvest and B Corp registered EQ Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Reed Foundation, The Waterloo Foundation, The Hospital Saturday Fund, The Childhood Trust and others including high-net-worth individuals such as Julia and Hans Rausing.


More info


Want to learn more about HeARTspace? Watch our 5min videos where the pupils, teachers and our project lead, Lisa Robertson, talk about its impact and why it's needed.


HeARTspace - What's it all about?


The Impact of HeARTspace

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