Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is celebrating a funding boost for its Access All Areas project thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation. Access All Areas offers free support and activities for disabled children and their families, opening opportunities for a playful day out to families who otherwise might struggle.
The Morrisons Foundation grant of £15,545 will enable Eureka! to run their regular, free clubs for disabled children and their families for a whole year. The free Super Sunday and Holiday clubs enable groups of families to enjoy a creative play session specifically tailored to the needs of the disabled child, followed by a supported visit around the galleries of the award-winning children’s museum. All club attendees will also receive a free Eureka! annual pass, giving them unlimited visits for a further twelve months.
Eureka!’s Access All Areas project is now in its fifth year, having received both national and international recognition including a VisitEngland Gold Award in 2015 and being chosen as the recipients of a 2016 Charity Award, in part due to their innovative work with disabled children.
The Morrisons Foundation awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. Since launching in 2015 the Morrisons Foundation has funded a wide range of projects, supporting charities in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.co.uk to find out how to apply for a grant.
Trizia Wells, Eureka! Inclusion Manager said:
“We’d like to thank The Morrison’s Foundation for this generous grant which means we’ll be able to continue to run our free clubs for a whole year. Our clubs aren’t just about having fun – though that is a big factor – they also give families a much needed opportunity to meet and talk with other families who’ve shared some of their experiences. Our clubs are also a great way for the family as a whole to enjoy a bit of downtime, safe in the knowledge that there is trained support and inclusive facilities close by if needed.”
David Scott, Trustee of the Morrisons Foundation, said:
“We’re delighted to have awarded this grant to support Eureka!’s Access All Areas project, which provides an enjoyable, creative environment in which children with disabilities can really flourish.”