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Our project has been funded by the Youth Social Action Programme

We are delighted to share the news that we have been awarded a grant of £4,390 towards our project: ‘#iwill volunteers will enable children with additional needs to take part’.

This grant will be invaluable in enabling us to continue our work in developing a more inclusive community for all. It will allow us to recruit, train, screen and support 10 volunteers who will then be able to help 10 of our children to participate in, and have fun, at their mainstream activity for a whole year whilst their families get valuable, regular respite.

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Key messages:

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020.

Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport have invested £20 million each to the #iwill fund to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities.

Social action develops the skills and knowledge of young people that employers look for.

 

Posted on 22nd June 2017

Me2 Club Newsletter

“C now has a small bunch of friends who he talks to about everything. At the start he appeared kind of lonely but over time he has integrated and has people to talk to about things he enjoys!”

Me2 Club Volunteer