Local Charity Celebrates Successful Lottery Grant
BTM are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. (1)
Sue Crowe, Managing Editor of the local charity, working with disabled people said:
“A lot of hard work went into securing this funding for supporting work with disabled people right across the Bradford Districts. It is a credit to our staff and volunteers as they were the inspiration for the work that is proposed with the support of National Lottery funding.”
Bradford Council will also be supporting the project over 2 years which will ensure an independent voice is given to as many disabled people as possible.
John Simpson, Chair of the Management Committee of BTM, said “ he was delighted that the Council saw the work that BTM do with disabled people as worth investing in so that their voice can be valued and heard”
BTM’s ‘Hear Our Voice’ project, will at the beginning of the two year project, be offering taster sessions for disabled people who might want to join the teams.
Following on from these sessions, those people that have joined the teams will help create training activities including filming, multimedia experience, computer skills, editing skills and production skills.
Sue said, When we did research for this project idea we spoke with many disabled people from across the whole district and they said they wanted to learn how to use technology to tell their own stories and have their voice heard.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said:
“We are delighted that BTM have been awarded this funding and we look forward to working closely with them on the ‘Hear our Voice’ project which will highlight the ambition of our learning disabilities transformation programme through the use of technology.”
“This is why Bradford Council wished to support the rights of disabled people through this project.”
‘Hear Our Voice’ will enable more disabled people to participate and contribute to their local communities and influence development of all the amenities and services they may use in their daily lives.
(1) Please see Big Lottery Fund’s website, they will be announcing awards in their December Press Release