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Applications Invited for Short Break and Activity Grants

By Published March 23, 2018

GROUPS providing positive activities for children and young people with disabilities are being invited apply for grants.

The Short Break Grants Fund is distributed every year to help provide respite care and sports, arts and holiday activities.

The grant programme is now open for applications to groups for the delivery of projects between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Organisations are invited to apply for a grant to deliver positive activities on evenings, weekends or during school holidays for groups of children and young people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from past, present and new deliverers - pilot projects can apply for up to £3,000.

Applications will not be accepted after 2pm on Thursday, March 22.

Grants of up to £2,000 are also available from the Physical Activity Fund to voluntary and community groups to encourage people from Middlesbrough to get involved in physical activity.

Projects must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Getting people active in the local area
  • Getting people active to improve long-term health conditions
  • Changing the environment

Grants will be awarded by a multi-agency panel drawn up from members of the Physical Health Partnership.

Councillor Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said: “Activities and breaks can make a real difference to the parents and carers of children with disabilities, and that’s why we continue to support these funds.

“We’re also committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives and the Physical Activity Fund has already delivered some truly innovative and life-changing projects.”

  • Application forms for both grant programmes are available from the Community Grants page on the Middlesbrough Council website.

For more information or to request an application form, call Sharon Barker 01642 729309 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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