A key area of focus for Wade’s Charity is the support of activities for children and young people. Trustees are particularly committed to making grants to organisations which offer opportunities to children and young people that they would not otherwise have access to.
This can include playschemes, holidays, youth clubs and specialised activities for marginalized or disadvantaged groups. Other support is provided by way of grants for equipment, sporting activities, and for uniformed groups.
Grant of £3,000 awarded in 2020
"Leeds Mencap are a local independent charity who create opportunities for children and young people with learning disabilities, and their families, to be included and achieve their aspirations. A huge thank you to Wade’s Charity for their generous donation, which enabled nearly 80 children and young people in Leeds to benefit from attending one of our Youth Clubs. These clubs include Tuesday club (age 9-13), Thursday Club (age 14-17) and Friday Club (age 18-24) for children and young people with learning disabilities, and a Siblings club for children who have a sibling with learning disability. Our Youth Clubs give young people an opportunity to meet new friends and get involved in a variety of activities in a safe and welcoming environment, building their confidence, communication and social skills. Thursday and Friday club also support the young people to become more independent and transition to adulthood."
Grant of £1,786 awarded in 2020
“The grant from Wade’s Charity enabled us to purchase equipment and run a successful holiday club for 4 weeks over the summer holidays, as we entertained hundreds of children who had few alternatives and were beginning to get bored. This pilot phase gave us a kick start, as we planned a way out of lockdown and has led to a regular Youth Cub on Friday nights at St Richard’s church hall, Seacroft. Here we will engage with the youth and help steer them on the right path, away from getting into trouble. The young people attending are having a great time and engaging in a positive way with everything that we are providing, making a real difference in their outlook.”
Recent recipients of grants who provide activities and support for young people include:
Central Yorkshire County Scout Council
The Cardigan Centre
Hawksworth Wood YMCA
Seacroft Parish Children's and Young People's Project
New Horizons School
Asha Neighbourhood Project