We exist to support and enhance the extraordinary lives of people in our community through creative projects.
Our vision is to create a balance of opportunities for people in the Dover District in terms of experiences, access to services, building aspirations and nurturing wellbeing.
Dover smART Project was founded in 2013 to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children in Dover to take part in a wide range of creative activities and experiences to boost their confidence, enhance their wellbeing, raise their aspirations and widen their outlook on the world. The charity soon evolved and began similar work with other groups, using art and creativity to support their various needs.
We are supported by our Trustees and an amazing team of volunteers. The charity is registered with the charity commission and works to its smART Policies.
We currently work with; young carers and their families, school groups, people living with dementia, hospice patients and their families, people without a home and people who are coping with mental health issues and social isolation
We often work in partnership with schools, businesses and other organisations in and around Dover to provide creative and supportive services and to target particular areas of need.
The charity has received valued recognition by winning the People of Dover Awards 2017 and been finalists in the Kent Charity Awards 2017.