Enable Ability are delighted to announce that our Hampshire Youth Project has been awarded significant grant funding from the Edward Gostling Foundation.
Hampshire Youth Project supports young adults aged 13-25 who have mild to moderate learning/physical disabilities, and who live in the South-East Hampshire region. However, in recognition of its geographical spread throughout South East Hampshire, the project has recently been re-named Enable Ability Youth Project (EAYP).
Designed to allow young people with disabilities to interact and socialise with peers of a similar age on a regular basis, EAYP offers a varied programme of engaging group activities including (but not limited to) visiting the cinema, countryside walks, enjoying meals out, going to the theatre, and going bowling (which can get very competitive!). The project also offers regular cooking sessions with a focus on healthy eating, with outdoor cooking sessions in the summer months, and utilising training kitchens in the winter. EAYP works hard to improve their life skills through these planned activities, to positively impact their general health and wellbeing and future aspirations, in an inclusive and safe environment.
The funding from The Edward Gostling Foundation will be used to support the core running costs of the project, including staff training, and will enable our young people to participate in our weekly activities to the maximum of their capabilities, which will help their quest towards independence, giving the young people we work with the same opportunities in life, just like anyone else.
A huge thank you to The Edward Gostling Foundation for providing this invaluable funding!