Activities supported by Short Breaks grant funding

Grant recipients and activities supported by Main Access Grant funding in 2023-24:

Butterflies holiday clubs

For children and young people aged 8 to 18 years. Butterflies After School Club runs activities from 10am to 2pm, 4 days per week during the school holidays. Includes 1 day per week as a community activity at either the local woods, scout camp, park or seaside.

Butterflies Sunday Relaxed Club

For children and young people aged 5 to 18. The club runs at various times on Sunday's during term time. Children and young people come to the clubhouse to engage in relaxed child-led activities. Sessions are personalised for those attending to meet needs.

For details please contact Butterflies.

Intrepid Ventures activities for all

Family days - activity days with instructed outdoor activities for children and young adults with SEND and their parent carers (£20 per day - 2 adults free).

Intrepid Ventures Festival of Adventure

Outdoor activities for children and young adults with SEND (£20 per day - 1 adult free).

For details of activities visit the Intrepid Ventures website.

Lancaster School after school and holiday clubs

These clubs are for students with special educational needs. A range of activities are available including a youth club, dance club, catering club, swimming, cycling, football, canoeing and drama and arts. Fees are £5 for after school clubs, £12 for after school cooking club and £35 for holiday clubs. For details please contact the school.

Mencap Family Play and Respite Club

For children and young people aged 5 to 16 years - club providing sports, games, puzzles, arts and crafts and other activities for children aged 5 to 16 years with learning disabilities. (£15 per session but hourly rate provided for those not attending all day). For details visit the Mencap website.

SEND The Right Message Bouldering Club

Bouldering sessions provided in partnership with Indirock on Wednesdays during term time 4.30pm to 5.30pm (no cost). These sessions are provided for children and young people who are neurodivergent and/or have disabilities. Further details can be found here.

Southend Carers Forum Family Carers Short Break Programme

Family holidays, day trips and Christmas party (no cost). For details please contact Southend Carers Forum.

The St Christopher School SNAC (Special Needs Activity Club)

Activity club running in the school holidays for learners who attend the St Christopher School. For those aged 5 to 16 years with severe autism and learning difficulties. The club costs £28.50 per day and runs for 4 days a week in school holidays. For details please contact the school.

The White Bus Short Breaks Children's Film Shows

Film shows providing `big screen` cinema experiences for children with disabilities (no cost). The film screenings are fun, enjoyable events for children and their parent carers. Siblings are also able to come along, making it a fun family occasion. Visit the White Bus website for further details and dates for the current season.