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Disabled Children’s Futures – Innovation Grants

We want disabled children and young people to be included in everyday activities and encouraged to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that our communities, services and support are effective in increasing participation and enabling access to the range of activities within our communities.

We want to support organisations to support disabled children with special educational needs and their families to access activities and enjoy day-to-day activities. We want all our children in Devon to be able to take advantage of everything we, as a caring community, have to offer.

As part of this, we’re holding an information session for providers and professionals covering the Holiday Activities and Food programme, innovation grants and Disabled Children’s Short Breaks on Monday 12 December 2022 from 12 till 2pm. This will be an online session on Teams.

To sign up to attend, please fill out the community inclusion form.

Community inclusion

We know that each child or young person is different, and they have different strengths and interests which means that we need variety in the activities on offer across Devon.

We want to support organisations and services to be sustainable in providing:

  • Increased activities and services available across Devon to reach and support more disabled children and young people with special educational needs promoting their confidence, independence, and life skills.
  • A diverse range of different activities and services which matter to children, young people, and their families, and are about their outcomes.
  • Promotion and delivery of greater inclusivity to enable disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs to fully access their local community and take part in activities, services and groups alongside their parents, carers, siblings, peers and friends.

For more information, please see our community inclusion page.