QUAD has been successful in winning £83,480 of funding from BBC Children in Need.
QUAD received the grant money to fund an existing project, Q Club
, for the next three years. Q Club provides under 18s with the opportunity to participate in creative activities, such as filming, coding and photography. Q Club participants are made up of young people from the autistic spectrum, or with communication difficulties, behaviour problems, special educational needs and disabilities young carers or bereaved children. Sessions aim to socially engage young people in projects that improve their independence and help them develop creative skills.
Q Club provides structured and developmental participatory arts workshops with a focus on the collaboration of digital and traditional creative exploration. In addition QUAD will be hosting monthly family sessions that invite parents/ carers and siblings to participate and create art together.
Charlotte Convey, Arts and Health Development Worker at QUAD said: “We are so delighted to receive support from BBC Children in Need. This funding will give young people with additional needs, who may not have regular access to such opportunities, the chance to experience working alongside experienced artists in a safe and friendly environment. It’s going to have a huge impact on their self-esteem.”
Introductory Summer Sessions for Q Club will be held throughout August, future sessions will be delivered on Thursdays. There are very few places remaining. For further information and to make a referral please contact Charlotte Convey on: 01332 285427 firstname.lastname@example.org Q Club is one of a number of Creative Wellbeing projects run by QUAD, more information can be found here.