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AHA Futures

AHA Futures

Active Healthy Achieving Futures is a partnership between NHS Highland, Highland Council and a series of third and voluntary sector organisations to work with people with autism, their families and carers.

It is funded through the Autism Innovation & Development Fund to develop a transition programme of life skills and socialisation. The programme is divided into three strands: one strand will cover life skills and socialisation, the second will provide opportunities to have an input into creating crafts, working as a team, stick control, selling and dealing with members of the public, and the third strand will offer a structured programme activities to allow participants to learn, grow and achieve their goals.

Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications
03.06.2019

Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications

Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, we have established a new Fund to offer seed-corn investment to develop innovative approaches for the creation of a new generation of outdoor early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. Funding will be available for 12 to 18 months to support the establishment

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Community Play Fund open for applications
21.05.2019

Community Play Fund open for applications

The Community Play Fund, aimed at supporting childhood health and wellbeing through play, is now open for applications. Outdoor play improves childhood health and wellbeing, helps to raise attainment and aspiration, thereby addressing inequality and improving the life chances of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financial

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Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland launch Understanding Autism campaign
02.04.2019

Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland launch Understanding Autism campaign

Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government will be working together on a new national programme to raise understanding of autism in Scotland. This announcement was made by Ms Claire Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, at the Scottish Strategy for Autism Seventh Annual Conference in Glasgow on the 26th March 2019. We welcome the Scottish Government’s focus on

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