Disability Action Yorkshire, a local charity that provides services that support disabled people to live more independently in Yorkshire can now use a Smart Board to hold interactive lessons and sessions with groups both in the classroom and working remotely, thanks to a £3,800 donation from the Morrisons Foundation.
The funding boost will allow tutors to accommodate different learning styles with the use of the Smart Board. Following a reduction in voluntary income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, The charity reached out to the charitable arm of the supermarket for support to purchase this specialist piece of equipment.
Jackie Snape, Chief Executive at Disability Action Yorkshire said:
We are so grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for the funding for a Smart Board. It is going to make a real difference to the training we deliver to young disabled people both in the classroom and remotely. Our aim is to get disabled people into paid employment and this will really help.
Joe Scargill, Morrisons Foundation Specialist said:
I’m really pleased that through the Morrisons Foundation we were able to help Disability Action Yorkshire in their education programme. Knowing that our support will have a long-lasting legacy really does make me proud. Helping local charities is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about and I’m so happy that we can provide this grant.
The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £32 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Local charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.