A learning disabilities charity has scooped a share of a £2.5million fund set up by NatWest.
MK Snap has won £32,250 from the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund.
With over 20 years of experience, the charity provides education, life skills and work experience for adults with learning and physical disabilities.
The funding will be used to launch “The MK Snap Catering Hub”, a progressive programme that will boost learner’s confidence and encourage them to live as independently as possible.
MK Snap Chief Executive, Maureen McColl said: “We are thrilled to win such a large amount of money from the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund.
“As a small local charity, our aim is to enhance the skills and opportunities available to adults with learning and physical disabilities.
“We know the talents that exist within the disability sector and this money will help us to engage our learners in real work experience in the catering hub.”
The winning organisations were chosen from a shortlist of 20 by a panel of judges from NatWest’s Midlands and East of England Regional Board, along with a public vote which counted as one vote.
Board Chairman, Jan Hulston said: “We are delighted to be able to help nine very diverse and worthy winners across the Midlands & East Region with a share of this funding.
“We look forward to seeing how the projects we’re funding will help to give people the skills and opportunities to build better lives and stronger communities.”