Funded by HM Government in partnership with National Lottery Community Fund
We Purbanat re-connected our communities living in Small Heath, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Bordsley Green, Aston, Lozells during the Covid-19 time and developed a peer support network/structure to support each other.
Our community consists of our audience, volunteers, creative practitioners, their family members, their relatives, and neighbours who are and can relate to the common issues that people are facing.
During the pandemic, Purbanat expanded its activities beyond arts and responded quickly to help the community. An emergency hotline was opened for vulnerable community members to provide support from shopping to mental health during lock-down and isolation. This support was received by approximately 200 families in Birmingham. Purbanat also arranged weekly online sessions for non-English speaking community members to disseminate the right information about COVID and ran promo videos in different languages to encourage community members to vaccinate. Purbanat's efforts were highly appreciated by the Cabinet Office.