Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Grants Available To Improve Play Access For Children And Young People With Disabilities

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Anglesey based organisations are invited to apply for a share of £20,000 in funding to be spent on a number of projects that would benefit children and young people with disabilities and their families. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Families First in Anglesey are reopening their Social Inclusion Small Grants programme for 2016-2017, and the team are keen to receive funding bids from local groups to help enable inclusive access to a diverse range of social play, leisure and childcare activities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sums of up to £3,000 in funding are available to individual projects, which can be spent on activities, training for staff or to purchase equipment which would improve current provisions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Last year, the funding helped to set up a new family group in Amlwch; swimming sessions for families; youth clubs over the summer holidays and family fun days. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Families First project’s overall aim is to reduce poverty; financial poverty and poverty of participation. This grant aims to ensure that children and young people with disabilities and their families have the same choice of social and leisure opportunities as their peers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 / 06/ 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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