Category Archives: Whole School

Letter from REACH Lanarkshire Autism

Good afternoon,

I am an activity Coordinator for REACH Lanarkshire Autism. We have recently been funded by NLC to develop new groups in the Motherwell area. We currently have a Teen group age 12-16 and a Youth group age 8-11yrs.
We run these sessions in Holy Trinity Church , Crawford street, Motherwell.

In order for a parent/carer to access these groups they will need to become a member.  As a member, they can join our private Facebook pages.  Our REACH Lanarkshire Autism Activities page is where they will find relevant information on REACH activities posted daily, and any special one-off events, trips etc.   As well as seeing what activities are available for their child, they can ask for a place, or for their name to be added to waiting lists.

Our REACH Lanarkshire Autism Support page is very popular with our members who share their experiences to help each other.  We also have a REACH Lanarkshire Autism Community page which has been set up for members to come together to have a chat about autism, life, training, events, meet ups etc.

Family Support Worker, Joanne Craig, can point them in the direction of any services suitable for their child as well as supporting them as a family whether that be emotionally or for general advice. She can be contacted on 0141 641 0068 if they feel they would like a chat before joining.

If you would like to become a member, please log onto our website:

>Click Here<

and click on ‘memberships’ where they can complete our online membership form.  This will allow their details to appear on our secure online database.

Thank you for your time

Kind regards

Pauline Pew

Better Breaks Funding

£1.1M funding for short breaks projects for disabled children & young people (aged 20 and under) and their carers: APPLY NOW! – Please share

The Better Breaks <Click Here>  programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for disabled children and young people (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult carers and/or young carers).
The Better Breaks programme funds a wide range of short breaks projects and services, including activities and breaks for:

* disabled children and young people without their carers
* families to enjoy together
* carers (adult/parent carers and/or young/sibling carers) without the child or young person they care for.
Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays and residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (including regular activities).

To be eligible for Better Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both disabled children and young people and their carers, by providing a break from their normal routine.

A total of around £1.1 million is available. Grants are for one year (April 2020 – March 2021).
For full details, <Click Here>

Can we apply?
This funding is for third sector (voluntary organisations) operating in Scotland. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply. However, your organisation must have a constitution that states your organisation’s purposes are solely charitable and that it delivers public benefit in achieving its purpose(s).
For full details on eligibility criteria, download our guidance here <Click Here>

How do we apply?
To apply, visit the Better Breaks page<Click Here> on our website and download the application form, budget template and guidance for applicants. Completed applications should be sent to<> by 5pm on Thursday 21 November 2019 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted).
<Click Here> to download the form, template & guidance

Want to find out more?
Come along to one of our applicants workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Ayrshire. Or join us for an interactive online workshop. To book your free place, visit the Better Breaks page<Click Here> on our website and follow the links.
Alternatively, you can call in to discuss your application in more detail on one of our call in days (see the Better Breaks page<Click Here> for details).
For full details on our workshops and call in days, <Click Here>