We are funded by a number of funders and work through a range of partnerships:
Arts Council England; NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund; Leicester City Council; National Lottery Community Fund; BBC Children in Need; Castle, Beaumont Leys, Abbey and Western Wards; Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust; Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire; Youth Music; Tampon Tax Fund; Leicestershire County Council; Garfield Weston Foundation; European Social Fund; Carlton Hayes Mental Health Charity Leicester; Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation; Cambridge and Counties Bank; National Lottery Heritage Fund; Social Investment Business; Big Lottery Awards For All; Nicholson Memorial Fund; British Red Cross; Family Refugee Integration Service Grant;, The Rank Foundation; De Montfort University; Jean & Bill Richmond Foundation; Edith Murphy Foundation; Noel Buxton Trust; GlastonBlaby
Partners we’ve worked with to develop and deliver projects
Arch Creative; Bodie Hodges Foundation; Shaun Knapp; Leicester Museum & Art Gallery; Leicester Visual Arts Network; Attenborough Arts; The Gallery, De Montfort University; Public Engagement & Arts & Festivals Department, De Montfort University; Journeys Festival/Artreach; LCB Depot; 2 Queens; Phoenix, Leicester Print Workshop; EMPAF (East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum); Niche Magazine/Cross Productions; Leicestershire Youth Offending Service; Leicestershire Music Service; Leicestershire Music Education Hub; HQ; Pedestrian; Leicestershire Music: Ellesmere College; Bosworth Academy; Autism Outreach Service; Beauchamp College; SENA (Special & Educational Needs Assessment Services); City Of Leicester College; E2 Online; Babington Academy; Ashfield Academy; Birkett House School; Millfield Academy; Dorothy Goodman School; Netherhall College; Philharmonia Orchestra; Wreake Valley College; Lancaster Academy; The Y; Park Lodge; New College Leicester; New Parks Hub; Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College; CASE; Adore Fine Art; the YES Project; Voluntary Action Leicester; The Princes Trust; Highfields Community Association; The Bridge; Leicestershire Cares; Bangladeshi Youth & Cultural Shomiti; National Probation Service; HMP Leicester; HMP Stocken; Nottingham Trent University.
We love to work in partnership with local businesses who care about the local community and our future generation.
All of the businesses below actively support Soft Touch. If you would like to support Soft Touch in any way please contact our Business Director, Chris Wigmore. Contact details: 0116 255 2592 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Soft Touch is delighted to have CRS Matrix as a long-term charity partner. Chris met with Sham and Richard from the company in March 2023 and was struck by how ethical and supportive of customers they are as a business but also in going above and beyond in choosing to make a regular monthly donation to Soft Touch. Sham, Richard and the team are also keen to get involved and help Soft Touch in a number of different ways and we’re looking forward to working with CRS as their business develops and grows. If you’d like to find out a bit more about CRS Matrix check out this great article in this months Niche Magazine https://crsmatrix.co.uk/niche-cover-story/
Jerroms Miller Specialist Tax
Following The Miller Partnership’s long-term support of Soft Touch Arts, when Pete Miller merged his company with Jerroms, they made the decision to continue supporting Soft Touch. Jerroms Miller now supports our annual Big Chilli comedy fundraising event as a legacy to Pete’s wonderful wife Tracey Miller who was such a fantastic supporter of Soft Touch and who sadly passed away in 2020
Currently supporting our Pulled Both Ways project. Glynis Wright the head of the family law team at Nelsons until March 2023 had previously supported the project through her own company Glynis Wright & Co working with Soft Touch and young people across Leicester to produce films highlighting the emotional impact of divorce on children. The current project involves young people from Beauchamp in the City making films which give parent insights into how they could have handled their divorce in a more positive way for their children or how they handled it well. Graphic design students from Leicester College are working on animations and digital posters to advertise the films which will be made available to the public in June 2023.
PPL PRS Ltd
PPL PRS Ltd Leicester have given lots of different support to Soft Touch since they came to Leicester in 2018. They are currently sponsoring our Punk: Rage & Revolution project.
Andy Wright from Duffy's Bar made Soft Touch the long-term charity partner for Duffy’s venue with all donations from gigs going to Soft Touch. Duffy's Bar Leicester continues to help us raise as much money as possible.