Lottery Funding News

We have received news that we have secured a National Lottery award from the Big Lottery Fund for a new therapeutic arts project in Coatbridge.

Create and Connect Coatbridge’ will help adults who are suffering from mental ill health caused by loss, loneliness and isolation to make lasting positive changes in their life, improving mental health and wellbeing.

The project will run for three years and and will provide a therapeutic arts programme and  one to one support for the individuals taking part. The project will be led by Bazooka Arts’ therapeutic artists, Bryony Murray And Zoe Brook who have over 20 years experience in developing arts projects which improve health and wellbeing.

Zoe said ‘’We are so pleased to be given the opportunity to deliver this project.  Research and evidence shows how effective therapeutic arts  are  in improving mental and physical health and wellbeing.   We know from our projects how well they build confidence and self esteem, friendships and positivity, and give people tools to help manage anxiety and recovery from depression and trauma.’’

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that Bazooka Arts has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish Bazooka Arts every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”

We’re starting to work on the project in April, and will be recruiting participants over the summer.

If you work in health or social care and would like to refer a client, or if you would be interested in self referring, please contact Bryony or Zoe at



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