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Our Donations

Our Donations
Image by Miguel Lisbona

Just Looking does not operate in a vacuum but is part of a wider movement. Many others are also protesting the dominant culture of being too busy to look up and care, encouraging us to slow down and notice more. And, still, a lot more creativity is needed for this to be a diverse and inclusive movement.

Through the generosity of the Friends of Just Looking and other individual donors, we are able to support some of these kindred projects - with a special focus on charities, social enterprises, and artists.

You can read about the projects that we have supported so far below. The intention is to keep it simple and transparent. And if you would like to make a direct contribution to any of these excellent projects, please get in touch, and we can connect you to the best person.

Projects we support

Mossy Earth

While at Just Looking, we focus on rewilding our attention to include the richness of nature, it is becoming harder to do this when humans have destroyed so many wild ecosystems. Mossy Earth restores these ecosystems, supports wildlife and biodiversity and helps fight climate change. As an organisation, they are extremely transparent about every project they are working on, and you will probably love following their work on YouTube here.

Street Wisdom

Street Wisdom is very similar to Just Looking in that it is about finding inspiration everywhere. It is a smart fusion of mindfulness, neuroscience and wellness. The organisation runs free "Walkshops" all around the world through committed volunteers. They say they want to bring inspiration to every street on earth - and we want to help them get there! As a registered Community Interest Company, they reinvest all their profits.

Mindfulness for Refugees in the UK

On World Refugee Day, we supported Priyanka Malhotra, a mindfulness teacher, in continuing the phenomenal work she's been doing with the Refugee Council UK. She supports refugees and their carers by offering them a free 8-week mindfulness course. She teaches these courses online as she has severe M.E. or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. She is supported through seed funding from Breathworks, the charity we donated to.

Mindfulness in Schools Project

This inspiring charity has been delivering mindfulness training for schools for the past 10 years. Their materials are based on research in psychology and neuroscience and are written for teachers by teachers. However, training a primary school teacher from scratch to teach mindfulness to their children takes several months and can be prohibitively expensive. Our donation will subsidise the training of two primary school teachers working in schools in disadvantaged areas. (On average, each teacher works with 120 children, so we hope to reach approximately 240 children!)

Here are some pupils from Bishopston Primary School in Swansea discussing their experience of mindfulness practices.