Fair Play Small Grant Scheme

For parents of children with a disability, finding appropriate childcare can be challenging. In order to address this issue, the Health and Social Care Board are now calling for applications to the Fair Play Regional Small Grants Scheme which will provide funding to facilitate the inclusion of children with a disability in early years or childcare services.


Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Department of Health.


Applicants can reflect the need to provide this additional service from 1st September 2020 up to the end of the academic year i.e. 30th June 2021.


Please click the links below for the associated guidance notes and application form. Please ensure you have read the guidance notes in full before completing and submitting the application form.


The closing date for applications is 4pm Wednesday 24th June 2020. (Please return the application form by post or email). Late applications will not be considered.


Please feel free to contact Kirstein Arbuckle or Jenny Adair by email if you require any assistance. Email kirstein.arbuckle@hscni.net or jenny.adair@hscni.net



NHLP – Slow Cooker Starter Kits


The Northern Healthy Lifestyle Partnership has been working in partnership with Mid and East Antrim on a Slow Cooker starter kit initiative in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Find below the press release. It is aimed to roll this out further right across the Northern Trust area.


Press Release


Learning Through Landscapes


Outdoor environments are so important for children, and at this current time, more so than ever. If you have a desire to find out more about what you and your setting can do “to inspire best practice in outdoor learning, education and play”, have a look at the Learning Through Landscapes website: www.ltl.org.uk