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Apply for a Sensory Stories Fund grant

The Sensory Stories Fund is currently open for applications for the 22–23 academic year.

Our Sensory Stories Fund provides a £500 grant for schools and groups working with children and young people with additional support needs to promote a love of stories in their setting.

This programme aims to provide books and sensory storytelling materials for pupils with additional support needs, their teachers, parents and carers to benefit from. Groups can also use the grant towards an author event with a storyteller or practitioner to bring sensory storytelling to life.

You can apply if you're working with pupils with additional support needs under 18 years old in Scotland in early years, schools, or further education settings, as well as residential units or other organisations standing in place of school for young people not in mainstream education.

Complete the application form by Thursday 1 December at 5pm.

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Why apply?

The £500 grant can be used however you see fit to develop a love of stories with the children and young people in your setting. This could be through purchasing tactile books, sourcing materials to create sensory story bags, or inviting a storyteller to deliver a sensory storytelling session for your children and young people. It is designed to be flexible and allow you to meet the particular needs in your setting.

How to apply

For further guidance or to request the application form in an alternative format, you can email schools@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

This programme is generously funded by the Mohn Westlake Foundation.