It certainly is with Garthamlock Community Group whose grant of £10,000 from the Communities and Families Fund will help set up two new weekly classes for parents with children under eight years old. The group hope playing and learning together will create a bond between parent and child.
The multi-million Communities and Families Fund aims to give groups working with children under eight years old a vital helping hand. Mother and toddler groups, crèches, community nurseries and playgroups are all encouraged to apply for funding from £250 to £10,000. The Fund is open over the next three years with £4.5million from the Scottish Government and £1.5million from Big Lottery Fund Scotland.
Apply now and join the growing list of projects that are getting a helping hand, like Dads Rock in West Granton. The first of its kind in Edinburgh this is a weekly playgroup for dads and their children giving them quality time to bond and play, and discuss and share childcare issues.
Even a small amount can make a huge difference. The Sandcastle Playgroup in Port Seton, East Lothian, have been awarded £2,000 and they’re using the grant to replace broken and worn out play equipment which will give children aged two to five the chance to take part in a range of activities.
And the money can be really useful in bringing together rural communities. Thanks to a grant of £10,000 Inellan and Toward Family Centre in South Cowal can develop their existing mother and toddler group plus they’ll start an early bird club to help families in the morning. More resources and extended childcare provision means greater access for families in this area of Argyll and Bute.
So if you’re a group working with children under eight years of age apply for a Communities and Families Fund now. Call 0300 123 7100 or click here