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Funding available for activities for disabled children

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Organisations in Dudley who fund activities for children with disabilities and their families are being invited to bid for a share of a £40,000 fund.

Dudley Council’s Small Bids Scheme is open to any local organisation, including schools and groups, who provide out of school activities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Grants of up to £499 are available and can be used to cover a range of activities such as the cost of group transport for a trip, a fun holiday activity or venue hire.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

Our small bids grants go some way towards supporting activities to give disabled children fun and life-enhancing opportunities.
They also provide a break for both parents and the child.
We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer throughout the borough, from mainstream to specialist activities through this scheme.
We want to increase the number of opportunities and I would urge local groups and organisations to either get in touch to find out more or submit an application.

In some cases, to be eligible, parents and/or the applying organisation must have contributed towards the cost of the activity.

Grants are awarded on a monthly basis. The deadline for the next round of bidding is 2pm on June 28.

For more information go to www.dudley.gov.uk/smallbidsprogramme

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