Equipment and Building Grants for Projects Involving Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People

Posted: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:38

Equipment and Building Grants for Projects Involving Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the British and Irish Rugby charity which supports projects help mentally, physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects.

Through the programme funding is available for:

  • Buildings and extensions
  • Equipment and activity aids
  • Sensory rooms and gardens
  • Playgrounds and sports areas
  • Soft playrooms.

The funding available is for

and will not support revenue costs such as staffing and other ongoing costs. There is no maximum grant limit but projects under £5,000 are unlikely to be considered

Since being founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon has made grants of over £28 million to more than 1,000 projects.

If a project is educational or disability sports-focused, there must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people.

Projects funded in the past have included:

  • Enfield Heights Academy received a grant of £23,000 to improve its play areas
  • The Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre which received a grant of £8,000 towards a wheelchair lift
  • Glade Hill Primary & Nursery received a grant of £10,000 towards a sensory room
  • Crocus Fields Sensory Pod received a grant of £18,000.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

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