We offer grants to charities which provide a service to people with learning disabilities in order to enhance life opportunities. These grants can be awarded for up to 3 years so that organisations can plan ahead with some degree of certainty. Here are some examples showing how these grants are making a difference.
We have given a grant to a charity based in Cumbria towards the cost of setting up and running a recently acquired property in Appleby. This has been set up as a training centre for people with learning disabilities to gain work skills in a working café. The centre also offers a range of other activities for people in an area that has challenges associated with rural isolation.
One of our grants is funding the employment of a work place inclusion officer for a charity’s Work2Work project. This project, which is being rolled out across the South West of England, is engaging a growing network of partner employers who can provide real educational, training and workplace opportunities, including paid employment, for people with a learning disability.