People with disabilities face many barriers to getting outdoors and enjoying and learning about Scotland’s rich natural heritage.
TCV Scotland wants to make nature and Scotland's wildlife accessible to everyone and has been working with a wide range of people with disabilities in an innovative and inspiring programme called Exploring Nature.
Connecting with disability organisations, encouraging funding applications from them and promoting natural heritage projects are all priorities for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
That’s why this free information event is being organised jointly by TCV and the HLF.
It will highlight some of TCV's existing partnership-based programmes which increase access to the outdoors for people with disabilities. The HLF will showcase some of their heritage projects and explain how they can help you develop your project ideas and turn them into successful funding applications.
Representatives from Deaf Action and Scottish Autism will talk about the benefits enjoyed by service users who have taken part in TCV’s sensory, nature-based activities. There will also be the chance to meet some participants and TCV staff who are part of our latest funded programme, Jupiter Nature Connections.