Mafwa Theatre CIC


Mafwa Theatre brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together in Leeds to combat social isolation and create cohesive communities.

Operating in Lincoln Green, where half of households have no resident that speaks English as their primary language, they offer a portfolio of projects to develop skills and confidence. This includes a 6-week programme to support sanctuary-seeking women to develop artistic careers, weekly drama workshops, and gardening groups. Over 90% of participants reported improved mental well-being.

Our funding will allow them to recruit a General Manager, freeing up the leadership’s time to strengthen partnerships, develop programmes, enhance impact evaluation, and bolster income generation. This will pave the way for Mafwa to expand services.