Supporting creative arts

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

CoActive Arts, Wakefield

Supporting creative arts with good intentions in Wakefield.

CoActive Arts are celebrating receiving a grant of £46,504 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised by The Health Lottery in Yorkshire and Humber.

CoActive Arts’ new project Creative Connections aims to deliver arts-based activities to individuals with learning disabilities and autism across Wakefield. Facilitated by experienced artists, the twice-weekly half-day sessions will include a range of art forms including dance.

Participants will be in control of steering the direction of activities and there will be time during the sessions for reflection and feedback. The project aims to enable individuals to reach their potential through appropriate activities, and to form new and deeper relationships with others through creative expression.

Chris Lunn, spokesperson for the Health Lottery in Yorkshire and Humber, said: “The funds raised through The Health Lottery Yorkshire & Humber are changing and improving lives. It was clear that supporting CoActive Arts would have a huge benefit to the local community.” To date, over £8.7 million has been raised for good causes groups in the area.

Between 1 April and 30 April 2019, Health Lottery Yorkshire & Humber will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws. You can purchase Health Lottery tickets in advance for these draws online at or from more than 32,000 local retailers nationwide including The Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith.

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