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Supporting children and young adults in Inverness who have additional support needs

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SNAP exists to improve the lives of young people with additional needs by providing social experiences, building self-esteem, and encouraging independence. We provide opportunities for making friends and socialising supported by our caring and experienced staff and volunteer team

About us

  • Founded in 1996 initially as a parent support group, SNAP has grown over the years with the needs of our children, young people and families. 
  • SNAP has Scottish Charitable status and is governed by a board of trustees comprising of a team of professionals and parents who all give their time voluntarily
  • SNAP employ over 20 staff and have a dedicated team of over 15 volunteers
  • SNAP supports over 80 children and young people
  • We run a number of clubs and activities for young people aged 5 – 19 and additional services for those aged 19 and above who need the continuation of the friendships and activities at SNAP. 
  • Our activities provide a place and time for fun, trying out new and popular activities, as well as simple socialisation opportunities whilst giving parents, carers and siblings a break.

Meet the team

Some of our team

Dawn

SNAP Manager

Jenni

CYP Manager

Talia

CYP Leader

Emily

Deputy Team Leader

Carol

Senior Team Worker

Misuzu

Senior Team Worker

Katie

Deputy Team Leader

What we do

  • We run clubs and activities for children and young people aged 5 and above
  • All attendees have a learning disability and other severe and complex support needs
  • Additional activities are also run for young adults and older adults (our current oldest member is 35)
  • Our clubs provide time for fun and friendships, opportunities to try out new things and a break for parents/carers and siblings
Our activities include:-
  • After School Clubs
  • Holiday Leisure Schemes
  • Saturday “Out & Abouts”
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Weekly Youth Clubs
SNAP’s Objectives:
  • To enhance our young person’s social experiences and encourage the development of social skills and independence
  • To continue our young person’s education through planned play and leisure activities
  • To offer an experience of fun in a creative, supportive environment
  • To provide opportunities for parents/carers to have time off

Support us

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Why we need YOUR help
  • We currently have a waiting list of 50. Sadly, the waiting list is so long some children may never get the chance to take part in SNAP.Cuts to public services means that the most vulnerable in society suffer. We’re determined to keep our services open to our community but we need your help to do so.We want to do more but are limited by time and resources. 
  • SNAP must raise an additional £35,000 a year just to keep all our current services open
  • Please help us provide the best care to as many children and young people as possible.
How YOU can help
  • There are many ways in which you can help us
  • Consider Volunteering with us and support our Team workers at our activities
  • Do you have I.T., social media, marketing or fundraising experience or skills ?
  • Would you like to raise funds for us through sponsorship or an event?
What WE need
  • £55 could pay for a child to attend one after school club session
  • £700 could cover our funding shortfall for one week
  • £3,000 could cover our funding shortfall for one month
  • £6,000 could pay for one member of staff to support a child at after school club for one year 
  • £11,000 could pay for a member of staff to support a school aged child at each of our childrens services

Our supporters

SNAP receives a grant from Highland Council which partly funds our After School Clubs and Holiday Leisure Schemes.The difference is made up with income from Fees charged for our services, donations from individuals and local businesses/organisations as well as funding from Grant Giving Trusts.Our bus which is used daily to transport our service users, was kindly donated by Highland Cross in 2012.In the last year the following individuals, organisations and Grant Giving Trusts have supported SNAP.  Without this support SNAP would not manage to run services at its current level:

The Beaton family
Ross Campbell – Wee Nessie
Co-op Community Fund
Mrs J Duncan
Family Birthday Donations
Fortrose Academy Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) – Wood Grant
Henry Duncan Awards

Inverness Spiritualist Church
Kinmylies Church
Lloyds TSB Inverness
The Mulvey Family
Owen Hope Photo Exhibition
The Pines Staff – Baxters 5k/10k Runners
Staff Donations

Mr Michael Thorn
TKMaxx Community Fund
Torvean Golf Club
Rotary Club of Inverness
Rotary Club of Inverness Benevolent Fund
Royal London
White Stuff Foundation

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Our latest news

Trustee Vacancy

SNAP is currently looking for up to 3 additional Trustees. We are aiming to increase the diversity of our board, so welcome candidates with varied backgrounds, skills and experiences. If […]

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Please get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call us
01463 233426 or 01463 233006
Mail us
manager@snapinverness.org
Visit us
Drummond School, Drummond Road, Inverness IV2 4NZ

Registered Company No: SC 182710 Scottish Charity No: SCO24792     

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