Transition Fund hits 10,000!
ILF Scotland’s Transition Fund has hit a momentous milestone by receiving its 10,000th application.
Opened in December 2017, the Transition Fund provides young disabled people aged between 16 and 25 with grants for them to try something new. It aims to help promote independence, community participation, social inclusion and confidence amongst recipients to help with a smoother transition from childhood into adulthood.
The Transition Fund recently celebrated its 5th birthday and since its inception has had a positive impact on many young, disabled people with over £11.5 million in grants awarded across Scotland. To date, successful applications include funding for horsemanship lessons, start-up money for a bakery business, DJ equipment, vocal coaching and driving lessons.
Iain Wilson, Self-Directed Supported Manager for the Transition Fund, commented:
“We are beyond thrilled by reaching this amazing milestone. The whole team work so hard to make the Transition Fund a resounding success and such a vital part of the current transitions landscape.
“Seeing the difference the funding can make to a young person’s life is the best feeling in the world.”
A parent of a Transition Fund recipient also said:
“Well done to you and the team on all your hard work, you really are helping change the experiences and lives of young people. We really can't thank you all enough.”
A huge congratulations to the team and to all the young people that have received a Transition Fund grant. Here’s to the next 10,000!