Developing interests and hobbies are part of a young person’s developing self-identity and can help them connect with peers. Exploring new areas of interest and discovering passions is a teenage rite of passage. Engaging with the wider world, undertaking new challenges, and experiencing new settings can build self-efficacy and new skills.
Grant programme examples: Adventure residentials, team building skills, (character), after school clubs and competitions, chess and debating competitions etc
Note: We have on rare occasions funded the cost of residentials and trips, but these activities are less likely to be funded because these programmes often have significantly difficulties associated with become self-sustaining without OT funding.