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A ‘Winter of Wellbeing’ for local children

 
Created on 22/11/2021 @ 13:55

 

More funding has been made available to deliver activities for children across the area over the winter months.

Powys County Council and several partners ran activity sessions for children during the summer holidays, with over 11,000 sessions of fun taking place thanks to Welsh Government funding.

The Summer of Fun scheme was well received, so building on its success, funding is now available for a ‘Winter of Wellbeing’, providing free activities to support the wellbeing of children and young people aged 0-25 years.

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan adds: “It is fantastic that we are able to build on the success of the Summer of Fun and continue to provide support for children and young people in Powys. Play is an important way we can help our young people re-engage and develop their skills to strengthen their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.”

Councillor Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: “I am delighted that the funding has become available again this winter. Covid-19 has impacted on the emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of children and young people, so it is critical we provide opportunities to access activities to support their development and wellbeing.”

Anyone interested in applying for funding should childcareoffer@powys.gov.uk. You can apply if you already provide activities, or you would like to start an activity group which offers opportunity for children and young people to take part in play, sport, art or cultural activities.

Deadline for applications is November 26.


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