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Our Impact

In Ireland, there are 120,000 children and teenagers living every day with the long-term effects of illness. Helium Arts brings positivity to these children’s lives through award-winning, participatory arts programmes. Our creative projects take place in hospital, health and community settings around Ireland, transforming the healthcare experience of young people and those who care for them through art, imagination and play.

Click here to read our full Social Return on Investment Study Report.

We recently carried out a Social Return on Investment Study with S3 Solutions to determine the social value of Helium’s work. The research found that for every €1 invested in Helium Arts, the organisation generated a social value of €1.98. Social Return on Investment refers to benefits that do not have a clear financial value, and is a means of quantifying the wider social, economic, and environmental impact of an organisation like Helium Arts. Read our Executive Summary below or download the full report as a PDF.

Helium Arts’ Social Return on Investment Study

Learn about the impact of our work from some of the young people and the healthcare professionals involved!

Since Helium was established in 2010, our projects have benefited over 5,000 children and their families across 17 counties.

An independent evaluation of Helium’s work found that young people were:

– happier and less bored as a result of taking part
– more confident
– distracted from their illness
– feeling more comfortable in the hospital environment

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+ 353 (0) 44 93 96 960


Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland


CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621


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Helium Arts
Top Floor
22 Pearse Street
Co. Westmeath
N91 VYP0



This website has been part funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.