Grow Your Tenner 2016 is now live!
Local Giving are now matching one-time donations by up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 a month for the first 3 months.
Thanks to the Office for Civil Society, the total match fund for this year’s Grow Your Tenner is now £345,000! This means each charity will have the chance to benefit from up to £2,500 of match funding: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debits.
Grow Your Tenner has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups across the UK over the last five years. This year Local Giving will be matching one-time donations made to Localgiving members by up to £10 and regular monthly donations by up to £10 a month for the first three months.
Regular donations are hugely important for small local charities – helping them to stabilise their finances and plan for the future. That’s why this year we’re encouraging more people to set up a Direct Debit to a cause they care about.
Autism Concern – a countywide charity meeting local need with local knowledge.
Active for over 24 years, our services today have a direct impact on hundreds of families throughout the county, we are the voice for autism in Northamptonshire. Our aim is to provide a range of services to support the hands on carers of those with an Autistic Spectrum condition and their families.
Why the community needs us
Autism Concern provides a range of services to support this aim: Information, Advice & Guidance for parents, professionals & those with a diagnosis. Children & Young People services: care, learning, development & social activity programmes for children and young people on the Spectrum giving them a change to learn through play and interaction in a caring environment. Training and Awareness: courses, conference, talks & presentations for parents, carers, professionals & volunteer recruitment.
Our impact on the community
Over 900 contacts from parents, carers and professionals requesting help, advice and information in the last 12 months. 230 families access our Children and Young People Activity Days in the last 12 months.
To Grow your tenner with Autism Concern, please CLICK HERE:
Here are the scheduled trips for the October Half Term “Out & About” Activities. If you would like to book a space please call 01604 239404 or e-mail [email protected]
(Your child must already be registered with us and attend our Youth Groups to be eligible to attend our Out & About sessions)
Autism Concern are now registered with Global Adventure Challenges so if there is a once in a lifetime challenge that you want to undertake why not register for it through Global Adventure Challenges and raise money for Autism Concern.
Take a look at their website to see what types of challenges you could take part in, where in the world you can travel for that moment that you can never forget and then click on the ‘choose your charity’ button and search for Autism Concern in the directory on the left.
Don’t forget that if high adrenaline isn’t your thing you can raise money for Autism Concern in a huge variety of ways, walks, bake sales, quiz nights, you name it. If you have an idea that you want to get in touch with Gary by either calling 01604 239404 or email [email protected], he can help you out by giving you some marketing materials to help your event.
Tickets are selling fast for Autism Concern’s training schedule for parents and carers of children and young people on the autism spectrum. The programme will start in The Chantry House, Towcester at the end of September 2015 to December 2015.
Each session is designed to give you an in depth understanding of different aspects of autism and how it can manifest in those on the autism spectrum, your learning can be bespoke to your needs and those of your child with a variety of subjects to choose from all expertly delivered by Target Autism.
Sessions are just £9.50 per person and if you book 5 sessions you will only need to pay for 4 (discount applied before paying) so why not book all 10 sessions for the price of 8 and empower yourself with the knowledge to understand your child/young person.
Tickets are available to buy online here:
Autism Concern supporter Debbie Gutteridge is kindly organising Autism Concern’s 2nd Annual Ball which will be held at The Park Inn By Radisson, Northampton on 16th October 2015.
Get in touch with Debbie either by email or phone to get your tickets before they all sell out!