We're an award-winning arts and wellbeing charity that helps children and young people and their communities to thrive

Over 20 years, we've developed a unique approach that makes a real difference. Working with artists in the outdoors, our projects help build creatively healthy communities across our region.

Though children and young people are at the heart of all our work, we design ways for people of all ages to develop their own curiosity and imagination by inviting them into playful environments and giving them the permission to express their own ideas.

  • I'm so proud to be a patron of CCI Curiosity, landscape, imagination, creativity, childhood, wildness - the organisation's passions and values could hardly be more important or inspiring right now. Every one of its projects makes me see things strangely again, tips a little wonder back into the world

    Robert Macfarlane, CCI Patron

  • I believe profoundly that everyone has a story to tell, a song to sing. I'm all for empowering children and young people to have their own words especially when they are young. Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice whether it's through writing, drama or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self-worth. There are so many young people who don't believe in themselves and their mentality gets fixed in failure.

    Michael Morpurgo, CCI Patron