Funding to support children and young people with disabilities and additional needs
We are delighted to have received funding from Quartet Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund and Postcode Community Trust to continue to support our ActionSpeak and Louder than Words groups for young people with disabilities and additional needs.
Coronavirus Response Fund - enabling a creative outreach programme this summer
The grant of £2,853.00 from Quartet Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund has enabled us to continue our weekly online drama groups for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities this summer.
During lockdown, our facilitators for Louder Than Words and ActionSpeak have been recording online sessions for the groups, with a mix of familiar songs, games and activities for the participants to take part in at home.
Alongside recorded sessions, we have also started live Zoom sessions with the groups, which have been really well received. We know that young people with additional needs have been finding the challenges of isolation and lack of routine particularly difficult and these sessions enable them to connect with their familiar facilitators each week and stay creative within their own homes.
Thanks to this funding we can continue facilitating these live and recorded sessions until 31st July.
Photo taken at a session in early March before lockdown postponed our studio sessions.
Postcode Community Trust – continuing our ActionSpeak group this autumn
We are grateful to Postcode Community Trust who have awarded us £14,241.00 to support two terms of ActionSpeak from September 2020 – April 2021. Thanks to this funding we can continue facilitating online sessions with the group until it is safe to resume sessions in our studio.
ActionSpeak is our free theatre group for young disabled people aged 16+, which we run in partnership with WECIL (The West of England Centre of Inclusive Living).
Thank you to Postcode Community Trust for supporting children and young people with disabilities and additional needs - and thank you to all the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery who make this funding possible.
The Hello Song from Louder Than Words
Sophie leads and sings the hello song at the beginning of Louder Than Words sessions, one of our youth theatre groups for disabled children and children with additional needs.