Can you help scoop funding for Halton children’s charity?
A CHILDREN’S charity based in Halton which delivers opportunities to youngsters across the borough is calling for residents’ support in a bid to scoop up to £10,000 of funding.
Halton Play Council is relying on votes to increase their chances of success in the Aviva Community Fund 2017.
The charity hopes the money will help support its continued delivery of holiday playschemes across the borough.
The play schemes recently ran over the summer holidays with almost 4,000 attendances over the three weeks from children aged between five and 12.
Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital.
Halton Play Council offers a wide range of services for both mainstream and additional need children and young people.
These services cover ages from birth to 18.
Services are aimed at ensuring all children have the opportunity to play and socialise within safe and secure environments.
Additional need children have the support of specialist trained staff to support them within the settings.
Play schemes support families during the school holidays by offering fun activities, which are accessible to all, enabling the children to have independent play safely.
This reduces the stress for parents ● and carers by having somewhere for the children to go on a daily basis.
The play schemes also help to reduce anti-social behaviour as children have somewhere to play.
Halton Play Council manager Joyce Reilly said: “We are aware from the feedback we receive from parents that our playschemes are highly valued within the community. As everyone is aware funding is getting increasing difficult to find and this community fund would be a huge support to the continued provision of this valued service.
“I would like to encourage everyone to take the five minutes to register their votes for us, in the knowledge that this money would support families in both Widnes and Runcorn.”
Halton Play Council is hoping to bag funding