Are you a group or organisation that provides play opportunities for children in Wrexham?
If so, you could be eligible for a grant of up to £1000!
The grants are being offered to groups and organisations in Wrexham thanks to funding from the Welsh Government. The aim is to improve children’s (including teenagers) opportunities for play, as well as helping to secure sufficient opportunities for play across Wrexham.
Priority for the funding will be given to projects that show innovative approaches to improving play, particularly those which develop ways to encourage and create opportunities for outdoor play, this could include:
- Playful experiments
- Simple landscaping
- Improvements to signage
- Traffic calming
- Community events or training
If you are unsure what to apply for please contact a member of the Play Development Team to discuss potential ideas.
This short term grants programme has been set up in response to the Welsh Government recently making funding available to support children’s play and specifically the Welsh Play Sufficiency Duty.
The grants programme is open to any organisation or group working with or in support of children and their play in Wrexham. Applications can be made for up to £1,000, however, depending on the demand for funding and the suitability of applications received, the WCBC Play Development Team may decide to award projects less or more than initially requested, where appropriate.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for groups and organisations in Wrexham to apply for funding to support children and their play. Playing makes a significant contribution to the fitness and well-being of children so this is an excellent opportunity for groups in Wrexham.”
Due to the short time-scales and pressures to get this funding spent, the final deadline for applications will be Friday 22nd February 2019. Please read the grant guidelines before applying.