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Our Impact

Through unrestricted funding, support to develop and influencing policy and practice we work in partnership with charities and communities to make a genuine difference to people's lives.

Our Impact in 2022 at a Glance


awarded in total funding in total in 2022


small and local charities supported through our grants programmes


development support offers provided to charities, helping them to develop their sustainability, build their resilience and capabilities

Ben was at his lowest when he came to Handcrafted. He felt overwhelmed, and his mental health had led him to a point where he no longer wanted to live. Ben started coming to our Gateshead workshop, where he enjoyed being creative. As well as practical skills, Ben is learning how to manage his social anxiety. The Foundation grant is instrumental to this, it makes a huge difference to Ben, and all the people we work with.

Handcrafted Projects, Durham / Homelessness / £52,250 grant over two years.

Success stories