Create Recovery

We believe that creativity enhances wellbeing and long-term abstinence from addiction. We support recovering addicts and those affected by addiction, to develop their creativity; either for therapeutic or professional/education purposes. We offer community workshops, mentoring and funding schemes.

Our experience tells us that developing a life beyond addiction can be particularly challenging in the early years after entering recovery or leaving treatment. Loneliness, boredom, and low self-esteem can be significant barriers to creating the life that we want.  Create Recovery works to tackle these barriers by offering opportunities for creative development and the potential to be part of a supportive community of like-minded people.

Many in our community chose to re-train and forge new career paths as part of their process of recovery and our charity is specifically set up to support those who wish to enter the Creative Arts. But we also support recovering addicts from all walks of life to use creativity in less formal ways to enhance their sense of self and on-going recovery.


We offer a range of funding opportunities at Create Recovery for people affected by addiction. We currently have two grant schemes open (community and individual) to download the application forms please click on the relevant section. We conceptualise creativity broadly across the following domains: Visual arts, performance and theatre, crafts, music and dance, and creative writing/literature. However, we also welcome projects which do not fit neatly into traditional boxes or disciplines.