The SDSS Blog
Date posted: December 20, 2017
ILF Scotland opens New Transition Fund today!
The Fund will initially support those aged between 16 and 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives.
The Fund will provide short term grants (with £5 million of funding available per year) to young disabled people, providing them with opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities, creating a lasting impact on their lives.
Young disabled people will be able to apply to the Transition Fund for a grant to enable them to participate in activities in their communities they have never had the opportunity to before, such as joining a club or a class.
Ryan Cuzen, an individual looking to apply to the Transition Fund, said:
“I see this fund as a positive step forward and a gate opener for young disabled folk in transition to improve their lifestyle and to get out and about.
“I want to be able to try new adult orientated activities, like mixed martial arts, and applying to the Transition Fund would give me the chance to do this.
“The hope is that the fund will give young disabled people, including myself, more confidence and help to develop community social skills.”
Peter Scott, CEO of ILF Scotland, remarked:
“We are thrilled that our Transition Fund is now open, providing a real opportunity for young disabled people to break down social barriers, and to fully participate in their communities, enhancing their independence.
“Disabled people, their organisations and their carers have been at the heart of developing this fund and its implementation. We will continue to work closely with them to maximise positive outcomes and the impact of the Transition Fund for young disabled people.”