Congratulations to the KIDS South East team who recently won some funding through the Winchester Council’s WINnovation Funding Den. The project was the first of it’s kind put on by the council and invited charities and community groups to pitch their community activity or project to a panel style format. Grants were awarded to the ideas that would specifically benefit local residents of the Winchester District .

Dawn Woodyard and Sarah Gibb Service Manager for South from the charity, were accompanied by Charlie Hurst, a beneficiary of the grant who gave a wonderful presentation on the night, earning the top score of the night.

The £3000 grant will go towards our Young Facilitators Program in Winchester and is the next step on for some of our young people who attend our Relationships and Sexuality discussion groups. The program enables the young people to attended the “Train the trainer” training to learn how to deliver workshops initially to other young disabled people in schools, colleges and youth groups on the topics that have been explored in the discussion groups. Each young facilitator will have a speciality cover a specific range of topics; these include alcohol and drug misuse, domestic abuse, safe sex and contraception.

Well done to Charlie and KIDS South East.