We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Charity Times Charity of the Year Award (in our category).
The awards recognise, celebrate and promote best practice
The awards recognise, celebrate and promote best practice and this is the fifth time in eight years that we’ve been shortlisted for this accolade. The winner will be announced at a virtual award ceremony on 3 September.
This is the most wonderful recognition of the passion, commitment, drive and energy of everyone who is involved in Create: our staff, our professional artists, our Trustees, our volunteers, our funding and community partners and – above all – our participants.
We have just published our Impact Report for the year that the awards assess and are proud to have empowered, upskilled and enhanced the wellbeing of 1,388 of the most isolated and vulnerable children and adults across the UK. Fifty-seven of our professional artists delivered 53 projects around the country, taking the joy, stimulation and connectivity of the creative arts into schools, communities, prisons, day care centres and children’s hospitals. Our projects were rated “successful overall” by 99% of our partner organisation staff.
Since lockdown, we have all had to find new ways of working and our team worked around the clock to design, pilot and launch Create Live! within two weeks. This new project concept using an online platform is enabling us to deliver high quality, live, interactive, collaborative, creative workshops with groups of participants in the safety of their homes that are fun, build skills and reduce isolation.
I am hugely proud of the whole Create team and deeply appreciative of all who help to make our work possible
Being shortlisted for this award has provided us all with a huge boost at the time when such fantastic recognition of our work has never been more welcome. I am hugely proud of the whole Create team and deeply appreciative of all who help to make our work possible.
Above all, I am thankful to the incredible children and adults that we work with, who inspire and motivate me every day.
Nicky Goulder, Founding Chief Executive