Salford Community and Voluntary Services (Salford CVS) revealed today that they are welcoming bids for the £35,000 of funding that is available to support activities for children with disabilities. 

Salford CVS, are urging local organisations to make use of the grants they offer. They have set up a “Short Break Care” fund, providing funding for organisations that offer sports are activities for disabled children. Over the last year, the company have been responsible for funding around 15 projects.

Grant manager, Simon Robinson, said: “We have been established since 1973 and have been growing quite a bit recently. £1.5million worth of grants have been distributed for the benefit of health and wellbeing.”

Activities currently available for disabled children include indoor rock climbing and wheelchair basketball as well as arts and IT.

“The most powerful messages that we’ve had back from parents via the groups for example, saying that the year previously a child of 10 hadn’t been able to climb a gate and they were now able to do that. Obviously, it’s about physical ability and strength but it’s also their confidence.

“It has been hugely successful and seen demand from outside the borough from parents asking why only Salford has this.”

“We really want to make sure that the money is put to excellent use in supporting the children and helping them develop but critically to provide a much needed short break for parents.”

Groups can apply for the funding up until 3rd December 2018. To find out more, visit https://www.salfordcvs.co.uk/.

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By Charlie Hitchins and Roisin Crewe

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