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Purple Phoenix Pottery

Project Overview

Purple Phoenix Pottery were awarded £5,300 for a project that will deliver pottery workshops to a group of young adults with learning disabilities. The workshops will run once a week for six months from Moorclose Community Centre and will be free to access.

The aim is to provide a therapeutic pottery service to help improve mental health and wellbeing and participants will make items for the community garden as well as creating pieces to sell to raise money for the centre.


“We are overjoyed to have been awarded a grant from the Allerdale GDF Community Partnership. This grant will enable us to make our pottery workshops accessible to individuals and groups in Allerdale, which, without the funding, we would have struggled to provide. It is reassuring to know that the Partnership values the mental health and wellbeing of Allerdale residents, and the continued support and guidance we continue to receive from the Partnership is very generous.”

Sam Ellis, Purple Phoenix Pottery