Releasing Potential 2021

Releasing Potential was a project designed to address the lack of confidence and reduced motivation that so often results from disability and economic and social isolation.

Learners tried a range of activities over the 12-week period, including puppet-making, storytelling, poetry and painting, encouraging communication, creativity, teamwork, confidence and positivity.

The course culminated in a final event of the group’s choice – a live streamed presentation of their Feel Good Guide – a free tool in the form of an online booklet to enable others to take part in their project and spread positivity through creativity.

Download the Releasing Potential Feel Good Guide here   (41 MB)




Releasing Potential is funded by ESF.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust