Human-Nature Connect

by Intercultural Roots in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £53,698

raised so far

+ est. £1142.50 Gift Aid



BA Better World funds supported Human-Nature Connect in Nov 2022. We now need your donation to benefit people in more UK locations in 2023.

by Intercultural Roots in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 2nd August 2022 we'd raised £52,147 with 98 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Were we to secure additional donations or indeed a match-funder we would be better able to develop our charity's social enterprise artistic work through our Practitioner Partnerships programme. We are experiencing unprecedented demand from freelance practitioners requesting support for the development, production, promotion and delivery of their arts for health and arts for social change proposals.  We will use the additional funds to support our core team to enable-the-enablers, in particular employing an outreach worker and digital media professional. Through increasing the scale of this programme we provide the public with a more varied choice of online and in-person activities covering a wider geography of local creative wellbeing inequality intervention. Intercultural Roots receives a percentage of the net income from ticketing which provides sustainable trading income and less reliance on grants, funding and donations in the longer term.

1654636303_ir_3-08.pngIn November 2022 the BA Better World fund supported 30 disadvantaged young artists from diverse urban backgrounds to stay in Ingleton for 3-days to bring their creative wellbeing practices to be with the hills and limestone pavements, and within caves of the Yorkshire Dales. It cost more than £10,000 to support this free-of-charge HUMAN-NATURE CONNECT residency that included accommodation, meals, transportation, facilitation, outdoors health & safety support and equipment, filming and tree planting to benefit the environment.

The Intercultural Roots and Cross Pollination communities have already donated much needed personal funds to support Human-Nature Connect plus two other residency and eco-anxiety projects that have already taken place in October and December this year.  We now urgently need funds to support more people to better connect with and appreciate the environment and benefit their mental health in 2023.

With your support we will be able to plan further residencies that benefit the mental health and wellbeing of more young disadvantaged young artists providing them with a once in a lifetime opportunity to be with the natural environment in uniquely beneficial ways.

For employees of British Airways this is an opportunity to support the environment through a project that reconnects people with places while also planting trees.

About us:

Intercultural Roots is a partnership of two charities each registered with the Charity Commission in the UK to operate worldwide. Intercultural Roots for Public Health (Registered Charity No. 1179885). Intercultural Roots for Traditional Embodied Arts (Registered Charity No. 1146653).

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Claim a Video Reward

Once you have donated, let us know which video you would like to receive and we'll send you a link. Available videos: Contact us after you donate with your video choice:

£100 or more

£100 Practitioner Class or Tutorial Reward

We will organise for you to receive a 30 minute 1:1 online class or tutorial with one of our practitioner teachers. See Contact us after you donate with your first and second choice of practitioner you'd like to meet:

£250 or more

£250 Health & WELLth Festival All-Access Reward

Exclusive VIP all-access to the Intercultural Roots 2022 Health & WELLth Festival (28,29,30 October 2022) including all creative labs, workshops and performances. Contact us after you donate and we'll be in touch with your all access schedule once published:

£500 or more

£500 Human-Nature Connect

If you donate £500 we will guarantee you a place at one of our Human-Nature Connect residencies in 2023. Full board accommodation is included with Human-Nature Connect residencies. Contact us after you donate:

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