We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a year's worth of funded Nature Connection days that will take us through to February 2022. We are hugely grateful to The Welton Fund and Nemo Fund through Sussex Community Foundation for their support.
This follows our very successful ISEND Nature Connection Project that we set up in 2020 in response to the Covid Pandemic. Like everyone else, our initial plans for 2020 were shaped by the pandemic. However, there has been a silver lining to the changes, this involved us applying for COVID Crisis funding, through Sussex Community Foundation and using a John Jackson Charitable Trust funding we created an introductory Nature Connection project.
The project has been able to offer invaluable respite to ISEND families during these challenging times. Each family bubble are able to play and explore safely in a stimulating natural environment.
Due to the positive feedback and recognition of the success of these initial sessions, we secured a second round of funding from Sussex Community Foundation's COVID Crisis funding and The John Jackson Charitable Trust. This enabled us to continue with the project over the autumn and winter, 2020 providing precious fun, family time and learning new skills together.