The Pocket Learner - Fundraising
News flash - May 2022
ACT has received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust. Postcode Society Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.
Our project received £500 to provide learning resources to families of children with special needs in London. If you have a project that can benefit the community you too can access support. Simply visit: www.localgiving.org/magic-little-grants for information on how to apply.
News flash - June 2020
We are pleased to announce that ACT has received a grant from the National Lottery Community fund.
The funding will help local families who are struggling to home-school their children with special needs. They will be provided with a full set of innovative educational resources that will enable them to provide educational support to their children. The materials are flexible and can be used by the children autonomously or with the support of a tutor in the form of a parent of sibling or wider family member.
ACT is grateful to HM Government in association with the National Lottery Community fund to be able to participate in this very empowering and inspiring ventue.
Why we are seeking your support
For over 10 years we've supported 7,000 local people enabling them to develop skills for personal & professional development. Over the years we have seen how those with special educational needs have been left behind despite the claim that our educational system is fully inclusive. The claim that resources exist in mainstream schools to cater to all children is an ideal but not so in practice. Our project will empower parents to boost their children's education and increase their life chances.
How this benefits the community
In our endeavour to support children with learning disabilities we strive to empower parents, carers, siblings and guardians of these children, enabling them to improve the life chances of their children by working with them to develop their communication skills. With better communication skills children will have opportunity to access social spaces and participate more fully in the community, thus enhancing social cohesion. The project also sets the stage for children to lead a more purposeful life and reduce reliance on others in adulthood.
How your donations are used
For many children with learning disabilities living in deprived communities across the globe, there is little or no hope for them to aspire to fulfilfiling their potential or aspiring higher. We are keen to bring the Pocket Learner to as many of these children as possible and any funds received are used in this regard.