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Upcycling workshop & exhibit Lancashire

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Upcycling workshop & exhibit Lancashire

My Colourful Memories CIC By My Colourful Memories CIC

Using waste packaging, the project will allow people with dementia to create reminiscence items, allowing for conversations and connections. A gallery exhibition will accompany the workshops.

Church Delivery stage

pledged of £4,834

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Offering an exciting and innovative creative program to the community of Hyndburn in Lancashire. During this program, participants engage in eight weekly activities leading to a two-day exhibition of their work. The project combines the environmental benefits of upcycling waste, specifically food packaging, with the therapeutic benefits of art and craft making to support people who are experiencing social isolation, especially people who live with dementia. Various nostalgic items from times gone by are created to prompt conversation, stories and memories. Vintage telephones, football rattles, and spinning tops from the 1950s. Workshops will take place at Elmfield Hall, Accrington, for eight weeks, each lasting 2 hours. An exhibition of the participants' work will be held over the course of two days.

What we'll deliver:

  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers through volunteer services
  • Connecting with community networks and social media to create awareness of the project
  • Providing eight weekly workshops for reminiscence craftmaking
  • Media contact, radio, local newspapers Leaflet distribution, promoting the exhibition
  • Two-day exhibition of the participants' work at Elmfield Hall, Accrington, Lancashire
  • Evaluation feedback and reflection on the project's outcome

Why it's a great idea:

This project aims to simulate conversations in a practical way for individuals with dementia. Almost a year ago, we piloted the concept with a small amount of funding from a nationwide supermarket. This resulted in positive feedback from carers, families, and people living with dementia. By receiving this funding, we are not only able to produce nostalgic items but also to exhibit them, which have real value for the community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Making the public aware of the project by creating awareness
  • We will begin our Eight Week Art Making Session at Elmfield Hall
  • Exhibiting the work produced for a period of two days as part of the project

A further objective of the project is to establish a sense of self-confidence among elderly people who live in social isolation and improve their well-being. It has been estimated that after the Covid pandemic, there has been an increase in individuals living in isolation and that many people have not been able to regain the confidence to visit a social environment. We strive to offer a safe and friendly environment that is ideal for conversations, interests, and hobbies, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible environment for these.

Location Church

About the space



Lancashire County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,833

Facilitators Cost - £800 (17%)
Art/Craft Materials - £400 (8%)
Artwork, Graphics for Banners, and Posters - £400 (8%)
Venue Hire - 8 Workshops - £400 (8%)
3 x Promotional Banners/Printing - £393 (8%)
Exhibition/Refreshments - £338 (7%)
Venue Hire for Exhibition - 2 days - £280 (6%)
Exhibition Display Stands - £250 (5%)
8 x Workshops - Snacks/Refreshments - £240 (5%)
Travel Expenses - £200 (4%)
Other - £1,133 (23%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Facilitators Cost
Art/Craft Materials
Artwork, Graphics for Banners, and Posters
Venue Hire - 8 Workshops
3 x Promotional Banners/Printing
Venue Hire for Exhibition - 2 days
Exhibition Display Stands
8 x Workshops - Snacks/Refreshments
Travel Expenses
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Leaflets Printing Costs
  • Exhibition - Brochures/Place Cards
  • Portable Art Storage Equipment
  • PPE Costs
  • Outdoor Exhibit - Banner
  • 10 Scrapbooks (progress journals)
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Invest in extra art supplies so we can offer more community workshops
  • Support people with dementia, their carers, and their families through conversational art activities
  • Invest in respite services for caregivers of individuals with dementia

Total £4,833

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