The Kent County Council is seeking applications for its Short Break Grants Program to provide short breaks for disabled children, young people and their families in Kent.
Short breaks give children and young people with SEND the chance to:
- spend time away from their parents or carers
- have fun with their friends
- experience the same range of activities, challenges and environments as children and young people who are not disabled.
- They have just over £1 million worth of funding available which will be split between the 12 districts to provide an equal and consistent offer across Kent.
You can apply:
- for between £500 and £25,000 per district
- for funding from between 1 and 12 districts or countywide. A service is considered countywide if it is available to disabled children, young people and their families across Kent rather than being based in a particular district.
- They're looking for imaginative and creative projects that give children and young people with SEND positive, challenging and engaging experiences while their parents and carers take a break.
To apply for a Short Breaks Grant, your project must:
- provide a short break activity
- be based in Kent.
You must also have the following policies and procedures in place:
- public liability insurance (£10 million)
- employer liability insurance (£10 million)
- professional indemnity insurance (£5 million)
- cyber liability insurance (£250,000)
- motor vehicle insurance (if a vehicle is available to the project)
- safeguarding children policy and procedure
- complaints procedure
- health and safety policy or statement that includes a risk assessment
- equal opportunities policy or statement
- child sexual exploitation policy
- anti-radicalisation policy
- recruitment and selection policy or procedure
- enhanced DBS checks for staff and volunteers
- supervision and appraisal process
- induction programme for new staff and volunteers
training programme for staff and volunteers that includes
- child sexual exploitation
- response to COVID-19 policy and risk assessments.
For more information, visit Kent County Council.
For more information, visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/community-grants-and-funding/short-break-grants#tab-3,4