Friends of Innovate Trust – Caravan Appeal
We are collecting money for running cost of the recently purchased caravan. That will enable holidays for people with learning disabilities, and mental health problems to be provided. We believe that with your help we can bring a holiday onto the radar of many who are currently excluded.
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Innovate Trust Ltd
This project fills a gap in services for disabled people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, particularly those with learning disabilities and mental health problems who also experience financial difficulties. .
This project will offer inexpensive, and sometimes free, locally accessible holiday opportunities for disabled people.
To send people with learning disabilities on holiday breaks
Activities» We will continue to arrange fundraising events that will allow us to sustain use of the caravan for many years
We will update our website with up-to-date details and inform our donors about our success
We want to give a chance to go for holidays to disabled people who are on a very tight budget some of whom have not had a holiday for many years.
Each year in excess of 30 people could benefit from this project.
We will produce presentations / short movies to show the benefits of this type of holiday to our donors and relatives of the participants. These presentations could also be used to encourage other people with learning difficulties to take part in this project.
We work hard to secure the money necessary to run the project through the forthcoming years.
Each year we organise fundraising events:
• Summer Barbeque
• Christmas Fair
• Service User Christmas Party
Last financial year we have managed to collect almost £3,500 thanks to these events.
We also run our internal lotteries, quizzes and our staff also take part in sponsored events to increase the collections.
We will report to donors through our website, newsletters and letters of thank you.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £10,000 Annual expenditure Approximately 30 weeks of holidays available.
Caravan is located at Kiln Park, Tenby, Carmenthenshire.
First option will be given to the service users of Innovate Trust but we will also offer it out to individuals associated with similar organisations to our own. The business plan requires approximately 60% occupancy through the main season so it may also be made available to staff when the main beneficiary groups have been exhausted. Rates are expected to be offered at least 30% below seasonal levels.
Innovate Trust has been operating in the community for over 40 years. We have a dedicated specialist team of staff who have the necessary skills and experience and already run a range of projects for disabled people. This includes management staff, carers and volunteers.
We will offer advice and guidance to individuals who would like to take part in this project. We will involve the participants, social workers, key workers, parents and carers in agreeing an individual holiday plans.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Phil Evans -Treasurer of FoIT; We have deliberately kept the project open to all members of staff. Decisions are reached in a democratic manner.