Clean Break

HOPE: A New Digital Co-Created Project

We will engage UK & global online audiences with a new digital project. Co-created by Members (women caught up in the criminal justice system or at risk of entering it) in partnership with leading artists, HOPE will explore the personal & political power of ‘hope’ for women facing deep disadvantage.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 March 2022 to 12:00 PM, 22 March 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1017560)

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Championed by The Big Give Trust (Champion)


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


The issues our Members’ face are often interlinked– poverty, homelessness, racism, abuse, addiction, mental and physical ill-health & incarceration - with trauma at the core of their needs. Two years of lockdowns & continuing uncertainty compounds this disadvantage. For things to change on a personal & societal level, we must support women facing multiple disadvantage to use their voices & share their hopes, whilst using our platform for these stories of lived experience to be heard.


Members will collaborate with theatre & filmmakers to create a film on ‘hope’, devising together in physical & digital spaces. HOPE will be streamed online for 2-weeks, engaging audiences in a more radical & active expression of hope in troubling times. HOPE fulfils our mission to place Members as creators at the heart of our work. As sector-leading specialists, we are well-placed to bring stories of women who face disadvantage to audiences, breaking the bias around the criminalisation of women.

  • I was pretty broken when I came here, now I am starting to see hope and a future.

    — Member, 2020

  • The process feels equal and collaborative. I loved the conversations we were having and though I missed socialising in person it was great to re-connect online.

    — Member and 'HOPE' R&D participant, 2021

  • This really is a lifeline helping me to create a new world, a new life for me, I’m finding my voice more and more so thank you one and all (…) I’ve never ever had anything like it and I am over the moon at the daily discoveries.

    — Member, 2021