Be part of an exciting new Arts for Health & Wellbeing programme for Wandsworth

Wandsworth’s Arts & Culture Service is launching a new Arts for Health & Wellbeing programme, to add a cultural offer to the existing Social Prescribing programme in the borough.

How Arts for Health and Wellbeing fit into the wider Social Prescribing context:

Social Prescribing is a holistic approach to healthcare that brings together the social and medical models of health and wellness. It provides a formal pathway for health providers to address the diverse determinants of health, using the familiar and trusted environments of GP practices, health visitors and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

In Wandsworth, two providers are already offering Social Prescribing programmes: Enable Leisure & Culture and Surrey Physio. Wandsworth’s Arts and Culture Service are now seeking to complement those programmes with a cultural offer, in partnership with Wandsworth Public Health and Wandsworth Integrated Care System. If you would like your activity to be included in their database, please complete this short form.

Do you have an existing project that you would like to put forward as part of the Arts for Health & Wellbeing offer?

Link Workers working with local GP surgeries are able to sign-post patients to specific projects across the borough. If you would like your activity to be included in their database, please complete this short form and return it to [email protected] at your earliest convenience.

Do you need support to increase the capacity of an existing activity or fund new activity?

You can apply for awards between £500 and £10,000 to commission a new activity or support the capacity of an existing activity.

Applications are open to organisations, partnerships and individuals that demonstrate how they meet the criteria of the fund, provided the proposed activity takes place between November 2022 and April 2024 and is fully budgeted.

The Arts for Health & Wellbeing Fund will be awarded in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: projects that take place in the North of the borough and in the Roehampton ward.
  • Deadline: 06/10/2022 at 10am
  • Stage 2: projects that take place in the Centre and South of the borough.
  • Deadline: 28/11/2022 at 10am

Want more information or tell us about what you’re doing?

Join us remotely at the first Arts for Health & Wellbeing networking meeting on Tuesday 27 September from 2 to 3pm. Please RSVP here. Thank you.