Accumulate (previously Accumul8) is a social enterprise project that helps young, homeless people explore their creativity through a range of creative workshops, including photography, film making, creative writing and illustration.
Accumulate helps young people, who live in hostels, to build their skills, develop their wellbeing and improve their lives. They commit to the project, turning up every week for our creative workshops, and through their attendance and engagement in the Accumulate project, they increase their self-discipline, communication and social skills, become more open to learning and, most importantly, feel empowered to break out of the cycles of boredom, negativity and depression and to move forward more positively with their lives.
As a result of being involved with Accumulate, recent Accumulate participants have gone on to gain employment, come off benefits, take up training opportunities, move out of the hostel into independent accommodation and get back in contact with their families.
Accumulate also offers fully paid scholarships for Accumulate participants to continue their creative learning and study Design and Digital Media (Access to HE Education one year course) at Ravensbourne College. This is a real life-changing opportunity that is available to three Accumulate participants. The 2017 Accumulate scholarships have been generously sponsored by BOP Consulting, Crep Protect and a private individual.