Project information

Own Two Feet

We are aiming to generate a regular source of income by using Magic Carpet participants art, to create postcards, greetings cards and other saleable products.


Charity information: Magic Carpet (Exeter)

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  • Need


    There is a constant need to fundraise to maintain and develop our programme for vulnerable people. It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure funds. However there is a greater demand for our services.


    We are aiming to develop a sustainable income generation project, which will mean we are less dependant on grant and donation funding streams in the future.This Project will provide an income enabling us to continue with our work and maintain our presence in the community. We will run a number of visual arts workshops to create artwork that can be published as cards, calendars and other marketable products.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase participants stake in the continued future of Magic Carpet services.


    » Through running a series of workshops to produce artwork that will be for sale.

    What success will look like

    Success will be motivated participants who will be involved in this project.

    Aim 2

    Develop a degree of financial sustainability


    » Through the sale of cards and other products that will be designed in the workshops.

    What success will look like

    Success will be in 12 months time the income generated from sales will substantially support futher workshops.

    Aim 3

    Increase the awareness and profile of Magic Carpet


    » The cards and products will be marketed with the Magic Carpet logo and links to our website. Initially they will be available in local outlets.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when there is an increased demand for our products and there is an increased interest in the work of Magic Carpet from the wider public.

    Aim 4

    Building our participants confidence and self esteem.


    » By seeing their artwork in print and offered for sale in commercial outlets.

    What success will look like

    Success will be seeing the pride our participants will achieve when they see their work is reproduced and for sale

  • Impact


    At this point in time we don't create income through the sale of our participants work. Success can be measured when we are able to become more self suffiient and less reliant on grant funding.


    The end products do not sell. We have done market research into pricing, presentation and outlets. We will encourage participants, workers and friends to promote these products, which will also be available on the website.


    We will create a specfic page on teh Magic Carpet website and update information.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 art workshops Staff time for workshops
      £5,000 Room Hire Room hire for workshops
      £5,000 Printing Materials, Printing of cards, calenders etc
      £10,000 Publicity Marketting, distribution and publicity
      £10,000 Management Management and admin/organisational costs
  • Background


    Magic Carpet is the main provider of high quality creative activities for vulnerable people in Exeter and surrounding areas. Our sessions operate in a variety of differing spaces within the local community, aiming to make creativity accessible.


    The majority of our regular work is with people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and carers, although we occasionally work with other vulnerable people. Currently each week in Exeter and East Devon we run at least 14 creative groups for those people we support. Our activities include: visual arts, drama, music, animation, creative writing and much more.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Magic Carpet is the main provider of high quality creative activities for vulnerable people in Exeter and surrounding areas. We network widely and work with social care organisations in Exeter becoming the specialist creative provider for some of them including the Phew Centre and Link Education. Currently we are working with the occupational therapy department at Wonford House Hospital to offer creative sessions on the wards at this local NHS mental health facility .

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Robert Wynne

    Rob is the Chief Executive and has led Magic Carpet since January 1999.