The Disability Inclusion Fund is now closed for 2020/21 and no longer accepting applications. We hope to renew the fund for 2021/22.
The Eastbourne Disability Inclusion Fund will provide money for interventions that improve access to facilities, events or services for people with disabilities, including those with a hidden disability, in Eastbourne. The fund will support and kick-start interventions to help tackle the barriers experienced by disabled children and adults in actively participating in all aspects of life.
A new Disability Inclusion Task Group comprising three Eastbourne councillors and a council officer will decide on applications that can be made by voluntary and community groups in Eastbourne, as well as by the council itself.
Awards of up to £1,000 will generally be made to any single organisation, although higher awards may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Criteria for the allocation of funds are;
- Interventions which aim to improve the experience of people with disabilities in the borough
- Interventions which enable children with disabilities to be more fully included in mainstream activities, events or services
- Interventions which, in particular, aid the inclusion of those with a hidden disability