The programme

This programme is run by the Craft Council and sponsored by Hobbycraft who provide packs of craft materials to gift to families that might not be able to afford them and that will support children to be creative.

We are delighted to be one of 10 partners from across the country to distribute over 15,000 packs nationally. We are working with the Family Hubs in the Black Country to gift 1,500 packs to families and children this year and run artist workshops to explore the creative possibilities of the materials.

 The programme began during the lockdowns in 2020 when Arts Council England, The Art Fund and The Crafts Council supported the then ten Bridge organisations in England to distribute arts and crafts packs for children and young people impacted by the lockdown. We distributed over 5,000 of these packs to Children in Care, nursery aged children and community arts organisations across the region.

Let’s Craft Partners

Hobbycraft
Artswork in Southampton
Arts Connect
Culture Bridge North East
Curious Minds in Wigan
Festival Bridge in Norwich
Islington Council in London
Plymouth Scrapstore
Royal Opera House
The Mighty Creatives in Wigston
Real Ideas in Plymouth

Our partners told us about the difference these resources have made to the wellbeing of children and their parents and carers:

The art packs had a huge impact on all our families at Lillian de Lissa Nursery School. Everyone was so excited when we told them… Our families said it helped give them something meaningful to do and it meant they could do creative activities together as a family. It enabled all our families to develop their creativity and open-ended thinking.”

Sally Appadu, Deputy headteacher, Lillian de Lissa nursery School

Get in Touch

Please contact Arts Connect for further information our work with Let’s Craft.