SEND engages young people and vulnerable adults in  experiences, inspiring them to raise their aspirations, overcome barriers and realise their potential.

We are the change we want to see. Check out our work.

The SEND Project is a community arts organisation based in Sneinton, Nottingham, providing workshops, courses and bespoke projects to young people and vulnerable adults across the East Midlands via outreach work, or through projects run from our modern studio facility at the Greenway Centre.

SEND was established in 2005, and has grown organically through adopting a local, community- based focus. Many of the staff and volunteer team live in the area and this creates a warm, positive environment for collective and individual development.


Promoting creative expression

Providing meaningful opportunities that enable personal development

Improving community cohesion to reduce discrimination

Enabling individuals to improve their personal happiness & well-being


Creating inclusive opportunities for expression

Empowering people

Improving community cohesion

Improving resilience & self-efficacy

Pro-social modelling & leading by example

Reducing poverty & education gaps

To the SEND team:

Just want to say a massive thank you for what you have done for "John"; you have helped him achieve his goals in art and if it wasn't for SEND I don't know where he would be. You have helped him with his attitude towards others and his behaviour - he is a completely different person and we thank you all.
Parents of former student.

Our Work

We know that supporting learners in building their confidence, sense of self-worth and self-respect unlocks their learning potential.

The arts provide an ideal means to achieve this as, with skilled programme design, the fun and creativity involved can provide a route into learning and progression, particularly for those who have lacked confidence or motivation in other learning settings.


The contribution that volunteers make is invaluable, adding a fresh dimension to the structure of SEND Project. They are able to offer new ideas that reflect the diversity of the local and wider communities; we respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

SEND Project started organically with local people volunteering to address local issues that they were passionate about. Since then SEND Project has worked with over 100 volunteers and many of the current staff team were once volunteers themselves.

SEND Project truly is a voluntary community organisation in the widest sense; through listening, supporting and ultimately empowering our volunteers we continue to achieve amazing results.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information please visit https://do-it.org/organisations/send-project or contact us directly via the medium of your choice.


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We look forward to speaking with you ;)