Disabled Volunteering Grants

Access to Volunteering, the Office for Civil Society’s pilot funding scheme to help disabled people volunteer, is now in its last two rounds of grant-giving. The remaining deadlines for applications are 28 June and 6 September.

To date, 95 organisations have received grants worth between £250 and £5,000 across the three test regions of Greater London, West Midlands and the North West. Current projects include helping disabled people to learn new skills, play a greater role in their communities and be active in the workplace.

Applications can be submitted online, by email, phone or post. Particularly welcome are projects that help remove the attitudinal barriers that sometimes prevent people with a disability from volunteering, as well as applications from organisations new to volunteering.

Successful awardees are able to apply for repeat funding subject to providing suitable monitoring feedback, although the remaining budget will be prioritised towards new applicants.

Please visit the Access to Volunteering website for more information or to view a list of successful bids . Alternatively phone the helpline for more information on 03000 123 346.

Access to Volunteering
4th June 2010