Crann Granted Funding from Rethink Ireland for Playground & Conservation Area

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The Crann Centre’s Accessible Playground & Leisure Area and Conservation Areas are grateful to be one of 20 projects supported by funding from Rethink Ireland’s Disability Participation and Awareness Fund 2023.

The Fund aimed to provide funding for projects that build skills and remove barriers to support people with disabilities participate in their communities.

The funding awarded has been made available through Strand 4 of the Fund, targeting initiatives aimed at encouraging community participation and inclusion for people with disabilities, including sports and outdoor recreation, promotion of accessibility and accessible shared spaces.

The funding will help Crann cover costs associated with our Accessible Playground & Leisure Area and Conservation at Crann, as well running programmes and events on-site, and help demonstrate the importance of accessible outdoor spaces for play and recreation.

After the announcement during the week, Crann Chief Executive Pádraig Mallon said: “This award is hugely significant for all of us at the Crann Centre, especially the children, adults, and families who use our services.

“It provides vital funds to support us in creating unique experiences for children, adults, and families living with neuro-physical disabilities through our fully accessible playground & leisure space and our 20 acre fully accessible working conservation area,” he added.

For more about the Funding visit https://rethinkireland.ie/awarded_fund/the-disability-participation-and-awareness-fund-2023

Pictured at the launch of Rethink Ireland’s Disability Participation and Awareness Fund are (l-r): Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Rethink Ireland; Ray Burke, CEO, Active Connections; Rhona Coughlan, Artistic Director, and Kaylie Streit, Project Coordinator, Dance Cork Firkin Crane; Liz Maher, Project Manager, AK Inspired; Liam McLoughlin, Project Co-Creator, The Hunt Museum and Pádraig Mallon, CEO, The Crann Centre. Pic: Marc O’Sullivan
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