NHS Charities Together are the national independent charity caring for the NHS and acts as collectivevoice for NHS charities as well as coordinating national fundraising efforts. Since the start of thepandemic in 2020, and thanks to the national outpouring of generosity and gratitude to our NHSacross the country, NHS Charities Together received millions of pounds in donations, including thefamous fundraising campaign of Captain Sir Tom Moore which alone raised over £30 million tosupport the NHS.

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are one of over 230 NHS charities across the UK, who have sinceapplied for and received grants from NHS Charities together to help us provide the extra supportneeded to care for our NHS staff, patients and community across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Since 2020, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme has been able to introduce a range of newartworks and projects as a result of funding from NHS Charities Together and are delighted to berecipients of the stage 2 funding to continue to develop the programme further.

Through collaborations with Mental Health Matters, Rubicon Dance, Mind in the Vale, KIRAN Cymruand Beth Morris Workshops, we aim to create four ongoing projects that celebrate Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s collective commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for all and support positive wellbeing in hospitals and the community through the arts.