Make a splash with £100k fund in Leeds

Leeds-based SNAPS.
Leeds-based SNAPS.
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YOUNGSTERS are making quite a splash thanks to funding from Red Nose Day Community Cash.

Leeds-based Special Needs and Parent Support (SNAPS) received a grant from the YEP-backed Red Nose Day Community Cash campaign – and now other groups in Leeds are being urged to grab a slice of the £100,000 cashpot.

The funding meant SNAPS could provide 162 specialist swimming lessons for children with disabilities.

Angie Furminger, spokeswoman at SNAPS, said: “The Community Cash grant has enabled SNAPS to continue to provide our unique swimming lessons to children with additional needs. 

“It is hugely rewarding to see our children flourish under such specialised support.”

The charity was set up in 2004 by parents of children with additional needs and offers specialist hydrotherapy, swimming, dance classes and arts and crafts sessions.

It provides support for more than 450 families with disabled youngsters and aims to give families a better quality of life.

The YEP-backed Community Cash giveaway offers grants of £500 to £1,000 to small organisations across Leeds that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Leeds Community Foundation will work alongside Comic Relief to make sure that the cash gets to the groups that need it the most.

Time is running out to apply for the Community Cash scheme.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 6.

To apply, or for more information, visit the website at