Staffordshire County Councilâ€™s Short Breaks programme (Aiming High for Disabled Children) is launching an opportunity for organisations to apply for capital grant funding. The aim of the funding is: â€¢ to increase the range of Universal opportunities accessible to disabled children and young people. â€¢ to increase or enhance the range of accessible short breaks activities and leisure services available to children and young people with disabilities or additional needs delivered in public open access venues which provide Universal services. â€¢ to increase or enhance the opportunities for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs to visit public (open access) venues. The Capital grant must be used on capital expenditure to provide new, or expand current, short break/Universal/leisure opportunities to enable access for disabled children and young people with a wide range of disabilities and needs. The funding must be spent by 31 August 2013. There can be no extension to this date. Applications will only be considered from organisations providing publically accessible opportunities which are open to any member of the public for a minimum of 5 days a week (with some access at weekends) and 7 hours a day (with some of these hours being outside of the school day) and for a minimum of 48 weeks of the year. Funding of between Â£50,000 and Â£200,000 (inclusive of VAT) will be available. Organisations can make a maximum of two applications to the fund up to a maximum limit of Â£200,000 The County Council are keen to receive applications for the following types of projects: â€¢ Hydrotherapy pools â€“with open access for disabled children and young people/children with additional needs. â€¢ Changing places toilets in publicly accessible places e.g. shopping centres, libraries (http://www.changing-places.org/) â€¢ Indoor/outdoor open access sensory facilities â€¢ Indoor/outdoor open access play area/facilities â€¢ Rebound therapy within public venues offering universal services â€¢ Accessible sporting and leisure equipment in public venues offering universal services â€¢ Developments to increase the accessibility of community facilities in open access public venues, over and above the requirements of the Equalities Act, and/or provide short break activities for disabled children, young people/children and young people with additional needs and their families â€¢ Bicycles and Bicycle tracks. Target Group Services funded must increase access to activities and opportunities for disabled children and young people up to the age of 17 years old from Staffordshire. If you require assistance regarding the initial usage of the eTendering package please contact Taffline Davies either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01785 277408 stating the nature of the query. When on the Alito site - please search under CYPF0100 (we are currently waiting for this to be updated to CYPF00100).
Staffordshire County Council Staffordshire Procurement
Wedgwood Building ,Tipping Street
Contract value: 400000.00 - 400000.00GBP
Published: 3 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 18 Jan 2013
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