The Northampton Town Community Trust has been awarded a grant of £30,000 over the next three years by BBC Children in Need.
This grant will fund a new pan disability holiday course programme which aims to increase the number of disabled young people who are physically active during school holidays.
Football based activities will be provided during the holiday periods for young people aged 5-16 alongside NTFC Community Trust coaches visiting schools in Northamptonshire to provide taster sessions in the build up to these days.
The Pan-Disability Holiday Course is something that the Northampton Town Community Trust run during the school holidays for children with disabilities. It is the same as our football holiday courses but now, thanks to the funding from BBC Children in Need, we are able to offer the same sort of course to those who do have disabilities, this is something we are extremely proud of.
Phillip Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Northampton Town FC Community Trust, said, “We are excited to be able to further expand our disability provision thanks to this funding from Children in Need. We hope this new holiday offer will support even more young people with a disability to stay active during the holiday periods, a time where we know locally there are less structured opportunities currently available to do so. We are excited to get started and support as many people as possible through the project."
The courses will launch during the May half-term, for more information please click here.
BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity each year. To date the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.