Grants of up to £1000 are available to Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups and organisations in each of the local authority areas of Greater Manchester to provide peer support opportunities for parents, carers and families of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
FASD is an umbrella term used to describe the range of lifelong disabilities that can occur as a result of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. FASD causes physical, mental, behavioural and learning impairments and is reported to potentially affect up to 17% of children across the UK - more information on FASD can be found at www.nofas-uk.org and at www.drymester.org.uk
The funding is available from 10GM to support monthly activities to take place from February 2020 until September 2020. There will be the opportunity for continued grant funding beyond this point based on the learning from the work undertaken.
Guidance notes and application form containing more information is attached below. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is 12 noon Friday 10 January 2020.