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Making Sense has seen lots of positive change in 2023

We are really proud of our achievements with Dwylo Bach rural and touring and our work with Mudiad Meithryn. With sessions happening in Conwy, Ruthin Craft Centre, StudioMADE and other venues across North Wales

The success of Care Creatively, working with creative practitioners  in Denbighshire and Conwy Residential Care Homes and Community Groups  and our partnership with Denbighshire Libraries with our new reminiscence resources

The sensory Parcel Service which is now operating in resource centres for adults with learning disabilities across North Wales.

In August 2023 we were granted charitable status and are now known as Making Sense Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

We are now led by a board of Trustees Anthony Farnsworth – Chair, Alan Griffiths, John Rostron and Maggie Sheppard

Now to start 2024 we can announce that we have been funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

This funding is about developing Making Sense CIO as a sustainable charity, building our capacity, strengthening our board.

The funding includes the creation of 2 new roles focusing on creating and delivering a strategy for our future and includes building a brand new website  – so watch this space!!

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK, investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

Ticky Lowe