Who we are
Bubbling over with enthusiasm and motivation for all things crafty, we’re a team of three experienced craft tutors on a mission to help people improve their health and wellbeing by trying out a wide range of crafting activities. We’ve seen first-hand how much difference craft activities can make to an individual, and this was what inspired us to come together and set up Mobile Craft 4 U.
For the past three years we have been running workshops in Southport at many different community settings, from schools to care homes. The feedback we’ve received has been hugely positive, and we became a formal social enterprise in 2015, focussing on using our skills to help others. We’re now expanding to work in partnership with other groups across Sefton and are looking forward to the next stage of our development!
As well as encouragement from our local partners, we’ve also had support for specific activities from national funders. We’d like to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to the following funders for enabling us to make more people’s lives a little brighter through the wonder of creativity.
The Big Lottery – their ‘Awards For All’ grant helped us to deliver a wide range of workshops across the Southport area during 2015/2016.
UnLtd – their ‘Do It!’ Award helped us with many of our essential set up costs including materials, insurance and the website you’re now reading!
The impact of craft on improving wellbeing has been well documented, but there are also many other benefits:
- The satisfaction of learning a new skill
- Making decorative and useful things
- The ability to make personal gifts for friends and family
- Keeping the mind focused and active
- Learning with others and sharing experiences
- Improving self-esteem and building confidence
- Making new friends
All this and it’s great fun – why not get in touch and let us know how we can help you?
Mobile Craft 4 U Community Interest Company Number 09759075.
Registered Office address: 2 Hereford Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 7DX.