Support for playschemes

Non-financial support for community or voluntary organisations in North Lanarkshire which provide daytime activities for school-aged children during school holiday periods

What supports are available?

  • Travel Passes which allow two adults and up to 8 children to travel free on designated SPT routes at designated times or Freedom Passes which allow free travel for groups providing activities for children with additional support needs
  • Council buses for groups that have additional support needs (e.g. a tail lift for wheelchairs)

Who can apply?

To apply you must be a voluntary organisation or community group operating in North Lanarkshire.  All volunteers and staff in your organisation working with children must undergo an enhanced disclosure check.

What you can apply for?

  • Travel Passes (or Freedom Passes if your organisation provides activities for children with additional support needs in terms of travel)
  • Council buses - specifically for organisations providing activities for children with additional support needs in terms of travel.

Is funding available?

Funding is not available through this source but, as a community or voluntary organisation, playschemes are able to apply to the Council's Community Grant Scheme.

What can't be supported?

Support for playschemes is not available for activities outwith the Easter, summer and October school holiday periods or for activities in the evenings and at weekends.

What is the timescale for submitting applications?

Playscheme support can be applied for at any time, however, to make sure everything is in place, you should apply no later than 4 weeks prior to the activities commencing. Applications need to be received not later than 4 March 2019 for playschemes operating during the Easter Break.

What is the Application Process?

An application form should be completed and submitted along with your constitution.

word icon Playscheme application form 2019 [615kb]    pdf icon Playscheme application form 2019 [241kb]

word icon Playscheme transport application form 2019 [44kb]   

pdf icon Playscheme transport application form 2019 [82kb]

Where can I get help with the form?

pdf icon Playscheme application guidance note 2019 [311kb]

If you would like any further advice in completing the application form please use the Contact Us box.

What happens next?

Your application will be processed on receipt and allocated a reference number, any missing or additional information required will be requested by letter and you will be informed of the support the council will be able to provide in due course.

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