27th July 2021
BeyondAutism Early Years’ has been the recipient of a generous multi-year grant of £49,000 from West Kent Freemasons. The right support throughout a child’s early years can have a profound impact upon long-term learning and development. Thus improving social and emotional outcomes for children with autism. The three-year grant will provide support to help the service continue to reach families in need of support. Crucially it will help keep the service free for those who access it.
Before the end of term we welcomed the Freemasons to visit Early Years. Guests were taken on a tour of our new building before observing one of the sessions and meeting families.
Head of Charity, Steve Rozier, of West Kent Freemasons, said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting BeyondAutism in their service that will provide a safe space for children with autism to develop their communication and social skills, as well as build their self-confidence and make a major improvement in their quality of life.”
Needed now more than ever to help counter anxiety, develop resilience, and give the children the best possible chance, we are so grateful to the Masonic Foundation for providing three years of support, investing in children’s futures now.
“The Early Years’ team are extremely grateful to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for this grant. Our service is run entirely by grants and donations. Funding will allow us to make a big difference in the lives of more families, empowering parents to build their understanding and confidence and improving outcomes for children with autism.” Bernadett Rankasz, Head of Early Years, BeyondAutism
To find out more about the service, visit the Early Years’ website.