At OT Play we want to make therapy as affordable as possible to everybody who needs support.
Find out how to access financial support with Blue Kite and see how you can help us with fundraising every time you shop online.
Do you shop online? It’s the perfect way to start giving. Click here https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ot-play/ Every time you make a purchase online with an eligible retailer, the retailer will make a donation to OT Play, the funds will then be used to pay for treatment with OT Play or other preferred therapy providers.
The Blue Kite Foundation
Registered charity number – 1165069
The Blue Kite Foundation based in London was set up by a family who have experienced raising a child with special needs and believe there is a structural lack of support for the immediate families themselves. From their own experience, they believe that the multiple layers of stress on families of children with special needs are widely misunderstood or underestimated. The Blue Kite Foundation’s aims are to provide broad resources in order to assist families and their children in order to relieve some of these stresses allowing the family focus on the health and wellbeing of them all. These stresses are not just financial but encompass social and relationship issues, education and health care as well as time and administration management. Whilst it is nice to talk about a holistic approach, the Foundation takes small steps from a bottom up basis such as enabling disadvantaged children to have experiences that they otherwise would not have access to.
The Foundation opened in January 2016 with funding from the family themselves and has since had many successes such as evenings out for children at West End musicals. It currently is in talks with a well-known music academy in South London and several well known musicians in order to operate an outreach programme for schools whose pupils would otherwise have no access to music now given the budget cuts in the educational system.
Blue Kite Foundation is there for children and families with or without disabilities to provide funding, advocacy, advice, information or make grants to individuals for charitable purposes.
OT Play’s philosophy is to support children to make progress through play! Unfortunately access to play and therapies can be expensive and that’s where Blue Kite’s generosity and kindness comes to fruition.
Blue Kite and OT Play have teamed up to make Karate Therapy and Occupational Therapy available for all!
Please note all funding is subject to eligibility and the trustee’s discretion.
For more information or to apply, please contact Daryn @ Blue Kite Foundation on [email protected]
We are currently applying for Ofsted registration, meaning you may be able to use Ofsted child-care vouchers for therapy groups. Watch this space!