We need your vote!

Written by Emma on 27th October 2017

We are in with a chance of securing significant funding of up to £25,000, but need your votes to help make it happen!

We have been nominated to receive a grant from the Aviva Community Fund by Chester-based Risk Services (NW) Ltd for our ‘Going Places’ project which aims to help change the lives of young people with disabilities by making education more accessible through the provision of specialised equipment.

This funding will mean we can provide a minimum of 20 grants over the course of the year to increase access to more inclusive education for more children and young people with the added benefit of more social inclusion. Children Today chief executive Ben Partridge comments:

“Mobility is essential to the development of capacity and independence and young people with disabilities need mobility to access training, further education and employment. We receive many applications from young people who cannot access further education or jobs because their wheelchairs are beyond repair and they don’t have the same eligibility for financial support when they reach 18 year old. We also hear from the parents of children who are unable to get around their schools or can’t get their wheelchairs under a desk.

“We believe education should be accessible to all and if we were awarded an Aviva Community Foundation grant it would enable us to fund more children and young people to meet their full potential, helping them to ‘go places’.”

Steve Lowe, Managing Director of Risk Services, said: “We are very excited to back such an exciting campaign as Children Today’s ‘Going Places’ project. There is strong competition from good causes across the UK for these grants and every application is subjected to rigorous scrutiny so we urge residents and businesses from across the region to show their support by just taking a minute to vote.”

Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva Community Fund website can submit ten votes until November 21.

It just takes a minute to vote but could make all the difference to our application – just click here Thank you!