We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a generous grant from the Jerwood Foundation. The two-year grant of £20,000 will help us conserve, restore and digitise some of our most popular and well-loved artworks from our collection so they can continue to be enjoyed in care and community spaces across the UK. Increasing the number of artworks we can display for public benefit will have a hugely positive impact, transforming wellbeing for hundreds, if not thousands of people who may not ordinarily interact with, or have access to art. These include artworks by Bridget Riley, Anita Klein and many more.

Bridget Riley, Vista. This artwork is part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection and the Jerwood Foundation grant will help us restore, conserve and digitise this piece and others.

Since 1991, Jerwood, a family of philanthropic organisations, has channelled over £110 million in capital and revenue funding in the broadest support of the visual and performing arts and education in the UK. We are thrilled to partner with them and most grateful for their support for our ongoing work. As well as providing much needed funds, it is a recognition of the importance of our work, by a leading preeminent foundation, which does in turn help us to spread our message; art makes lives better.

Lara Wardle, Executive Director of the Foundation, said: “Jerwood Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to Paintings in Hospitals to conserve, restore and digitise artworks from their wonderful collection and enable these works to be shown within hospital and care settings. The symbiotic relationship between mental and physical wellbeing is well documented and I believe that art can play an important role through enriching hospital and care environments for patients and staff.”

Sandra Bruce-Gordon Director and Chief Executive of Paintings in Hospitals said:

“Thanks to the Jerwood Foundation grant we will be able to offer our partners access to work that has not previously been on exhibition to enhance their care spaces for positive effect.”