Funding from Esmée Fairburn Foundation 2015-2018 supported Act 4 Change, a 3 year programme of training, brokerage and support for young people and locally-based partner organisations. to tackle social issues using creativity and creative skills to lead change through social action projects.
The focus of our work and social action activity over the lifetime of the programme supported delivery in locations, and with groups, where arts and cultural engagement is low – and where social issues, such as isolation, poverty, low attainment in education and high levels of unemployment, are seen.
These factors often related to global issues like homelessness and migration, as well as location-specific issues relating to priority groups (Looked after children, Refugees) and services that meet their needs.
The programme exceeded planned targeted resulting in: