Giggles Crisis Support

The one thing the team want you to know

Art Craft & Giggles CIC is a grassroots organisation working with real people hit hardest & whose mental health is severely declining due to the cost of living crisis.

Project description

Our plan is to use our studio as a safe space where our local community can get help with everything to do with the cost of living crisis eg: dealing with the decline in their mental health, forms, phone calls, signposting to food/warm banks & budgeting. We want to help them understand the problems and help manage worrying thoughts by being proactive and taking back control back of issues that are controllable. A lot of people are in the same boat and it’s not their fault. Whilst offering the help with the financial issues, our community will be able join in with our longing running & very successful art & craft workshops. This will give their minds a much needed rest from all the fears & worries caused by this cost of living crisis. They’ll also be surrounded by other ladies that ‘get it’. Hopefully this will help with opening up more and sharing their worries. Peer support is proven to be priceless.
We know that help is desperately needed as people have been reaching out for financial help, assistance & advice from us for months now. We’re witnessing first hand, the decline of their mental health. It’s heartbreaking. Our community will be supported, listened to & know that they are not alone in this crisis.

Funding needed £5000.00

What group or groups of people will the project be working with and why?

We will be targeting all women from our community, working or not, struggling with a decline in their mental health due to the cost of living crisis.
We have a proven track record using established ideas.

What areas will the project be working in?1 neighbourhood

St Budeaux as we have a permanent studio based here

What is the group or organisations track record? Track record:
Been going for a few years

How new is the idea? Experimentation:
Been delivering for years


Salaries & peoples time 60%

Project costs 10%

Event/hire/rent 20%

IT spend 10%

Core costs 0%

Capital 0%

Organisations involved

Art Craft & Giggles CIC