Who are The Drive Project?
We are an award-winning social enterprise.
We use the power of the arts to aid recovery and build communities.
The Drive Project was founded by theatre producer Alice Driver in 2015 to deliver powerful, innovative creative projects for charities and businesses.
The aim was to use the power and popularity of the arts to spread awareness about mental health and wellbeing, and at the same time support and embolden the very people that those charities benefit.
In a few short years we’ve delivered award-winning theatre for the West End with a cast of wounded soldiers, built community programmes to train limbless veterans (and inspire thousands of school children), and film, television and arts projects that have reached audiences of millions. And for FTSE 100 companies, we’ve provided training and talks from inspirational speakers to help them empower and motivate teams.
We’ve worked with Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Ministry of Defence, the Royal British Legion, actor Ray Winstone, director Sir Trevor Nunn, and former Chief of Defence Staff, Sir David Richards, as well as Deloitte and KPMG.
Our work adheres to 2 of the principles of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for achieving a happier and healthier world by 2030. We are proud that through our projects, we are supporting the UK’s goal to provide good health & wellbeing and sustainable cities & communities for all by 2030.
We’re an award-winning social enterprise, putting our profits towards developing more projects and helping more people.
2018 Finalist Variety Catherine Awards, Design and Art Award (Celebrating Inspirational Women in Business for founder Alice Driver)
2018 Finalist Arts Council’s The Journal Culture Award (for Bravo 22 Company’s ‘Unspoken’)
2016 Finalist Sun Military Award for Blesma
2015 Winner JCI UK Ten Outstanding Young Persons
2014 Finalist Sun Military Award, Support to the Armed Forces (for The Two Worlds of Charlie F)
2014 Finalist Best Touring Production, UK Theatre Award (for The Two Worlds of Charlie F)
2012 Finalist Third Sector Excellence Award for Charity Partnerships (Royal British Legion & Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust)
2012 Winner Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award (for ‘The Two Worlds of Charlie F’)