David Wandless Training Bursary LogoA £5,000 pot of funding is available to all ARC England members, courtesy of Real Life Options, named the David Wandless Training Bursary, after RLO’s founder.

Last year, RLO made a Bursary award of £5,000 open to all member organisations of the Association for Real Change (ARC). This year RLO have kindly extended the same opportunity to you, our members, but this year the scope is even wider! Whilst your application might well be for training, any creative or inspiring idea that benefits the people you support will be considered by the panel. This is your chance to do something different – so get your creative idea down on paper and apply!

We are looking for creative, quirky and inspiring ideas that are out of the ordinary. It’s your opportunity to be empowered and enhance your personal development by doing something a bit different.

Applications for the bursary are open to all of our ARC England member organisations (including Real Life Options) who share the common goal of a commitment to supporting people with a learning disability to live inclusive, active and purposeful lives by providing high quality, person-centred services.

If you wish to share this information with colleagues please download the poster here.

Download and complete the application form here. Please email your completed form to Esther.Oddy@arcuk.org.uk or send to Esther Oddy, Membership and Services Officer, ARC House, Marsden Street, Chesterfield, S40 1JY.

* Please note that to be eligible for this funding you must have paid your ARC membership for 2015/16, and you must renew your membership for 2016/17 by the bursary closing date.

Closing date for received applications is 29th April 2016.