Enable Ability are thrilled to announce that we have secured grant funding of £5,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation, for our Enable Ability Youth Project.
Funding for our services is an ongoing but crucial element to the success of all of our services. A number of our services receive funding from the local authority, but for others, we regularly need to look further afield to other funders, in addition to our internal or external fundraising activities and donations.
Enable Ability Youth Project (EAYP) was established in 2017 to meet the needs of the young people who had originally attended our Teenage Projects, but had grown too old to attend. EAYP is open to anyone with a mild to moderate learning disability living in Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire aged between 18-25 years, and is currently offering support to more than 50 young people every month.
EAYP’s ethos is to assist young people to learn life enhancing skills through inclusive activities that are both venue-based and located within the community; the focus is on supporting friendship, developing and increasing life skills e.g. money management, behaviour management and encouraging independence through some supported volunteering and work-experiences. The project runs for 38 weeks during term time, and for a full 8 weeks during holiday periods.
We are very grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for supporting our EAYP this year.