Rowan Humberstone Limited


Rowan is a small, vibrant, independent, registered charity providing an arts centre and forest school for adults with learning disability in Cambridgeshire and the adjoining counties.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099555)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target




Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Rowan supports local adults with learning disability and aims to -Reduce loneliness and social isolation -Increase self-confidence and self-esteem -Develop skills and potential -Improve happiness, health and wellbeing - Increase independence - Provide choice and encourage participation through creative expression - Provide much needed respite to families and carers - Break down the issues of social exclusion.


To achieve these aims we run a wide range of workshops in woodwork, ceramics, textiles, print, mixed media, drama and music, 5 days per week, 50 weeks a year, in our fully accessible studios. We arrange regular trips out to theatres and museums to explore art and culture further and we create pieces of art for the local community, which encourages participation and social inclusion. In 2020 we launched our new forest school project to enable students to better engage and connect with nature.

  • “Rowan is the perfect place to meet new people and be creative”

    — Student Artist

  • “We feel good when we are at Rowan, we have a sense of pride in what we do”

    — Student Artist

  • “I love coming to Rowan. It helps me get outside more and to be part of the Rowan family”

    — Student Artist