We are delighted to announce that Paintings in Hospitals has received social impact investment through Nesta’s Cultural Impact Development Fund.

Paintings in Hospitals has received social impact investment of £150,000 through Nesta’s Cultural Impact Development Fund. The £3.7 million fund, managed by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment through the Growth Fund programme, with finance being provided by its partners National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital, aims to enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes.

Trishna Nath, Investment Manager at Nesta, said:

“We're thrilled to have Paintings in Hospitals in our Cultural Impact Development Fund portfolio! Their long-standing history and tremendous reputation for arts provision in care settings first attracted us to the organisation. It is our hope that this investment will help them realise their strategic and financial objectives and ultimately address the changing needs of the community. We believe strongly that Paintings in Hospitals is well positioned to achieve these goals and are delighted to be on this journey with them!”

Andrew Hochhauser QC, Chair of Paintings in Hospitals, said: “We are immensely grateful to Nesta and the Cultural Impact Development Fund. This major investment will support us to achieve our bold strategic objectives laid out in our new business plan, which will enable Paintings in Hospitals to work better with our partners to improve health and social care for all.”

Sandra Bruce-Gordon, Director & Chief Executive of Paintings in Hospitals, said: “We need to rethink the meaning of wellbeing and how Paintings in Hospitals works together with our partners to use our skills and collection to care for others, tackle mental health issues, and remain a major player in using arts for health. This significant investment from Nesta will allow us to do this.”

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Arts & Culture Finance by Nesta   Cultural Impact Development Fund