Partnerships and Funders2023-07-24T11:18:38+00:00

Partnerships and Funders

Daisi works collaboratively, focusing on creative partnerships that enable arts and culture to enrich and inspire the lives, learning and futures of children and young people in our region – especially including those who are more vulnerable.   

“I think it is helping the team develop a more child-centred approach to our work.” Marcus Jonker, Housing Worker, Esther Community 


Daisi’s track record includes the following achievements: 
  • Lead organisation for Talking Turns a Paul Hamlyn Foundation arts-based learning grant 2022-24: supporting children’s oracy development through drama and related arts approaches across the curriculum, with a team of 11 Torbay schools, 3 cultural organisations, and 9 artists

  • National Foundation for Youth Music Fund C grant holder 2018-23:  increasing musical inclusion for more vulnerable young people across Devon and Torbay, and a Youth Music Catalyser grant holder 2023-26, focused on musical inclusion in North Devon and working with multiple partners across music, formal and non-formal education services

  • Working in partnership with The National Trust and funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop 200 Years of Tiverton, connecting local schools with local heritage, creative making, and sport  

  • Devon CEP (DCEP) is a strategic partnership working together to increase engagement in cultural education for children and young people in our local area.  Visit our DCEP page to find out more

  • Torbay Music Education Hub Strategic Partner from 2021: including designing Needs Analysis, and Inclusion Strategy. Devon and Torbay Music Education Hubs Advisory Board member from 2023

  • Daisi Bytes films 2020 onwards: a unique digital Daisi product, inviting young people on a rare virtual visit ‘behind the scenes’ into local artists’ lives and work (supported by Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund)

  • Devon County Council Doing What Matters grant holder 2019-21: Open Up Arts, arts workshops co-designed with artists and young people, supporting vulnerable young people at risk of isolation in 15 non-formal Devon settingsThis led on to an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant  for The Art Room 2023-24, working with young carers in South Devon in partnership with Westbank charity with additional support from the Northbrook Community Trust 

  • ArtEffect from 2016: supporting young people who are experiencing mental health issues (initial project research and development funded by Devon County Council) 

  • Lead Organisation for Devon County Council arts participation commission 2013-16: Arts Wave Devon enhanced wellbeing through participatory arts 


Daisi has a track record of delivering to funders and partners from different sectors. We are looking to develop new contract relationships, connecting Daisi with children most in need.  If you are a funder, have a look at some examples of funded projects below and get in touch to find out more. 

“I saw people smile while working on the project who I had never seen smile in the sessions before.” 
Meghan Reed, Devon County Council
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