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Inclusive Family SEND Festival

Funded on Spacehive 2 August 2022 Delivered 17 July 2022

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Inclusive Family SEND Festival

Synergy Dance® Outreach By Synergy Dance® Outreach

This year we want to bring an inclusive family SEND festival to Guildford. The festival will bring Yoga and Wellness sessions for SEND Teens and Juniors in addition to themes dance workshops.

Guildford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Aug 2022!

Our Inclusive Family SEND Festival will take place at Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex and will provide a safe space for children and teenagers with special educational needs and disabilities to come together, make friends and express themselves through dance and yoga. Likewise, it will also provide a space for siblings of SEND children and their parents to build their support networks and meet with other families in similar situations. COVID has put a strain on families across the world - and those with special educational needs and disabilities were often forgotten and left to struggle, with many facing isolation, which has had a detrimental effect on their mental health. We aim to use this festival to give children and teenagers with additional needs and disabilities a voice and enable them to feel heard and included with the same fit for purpose and fun activities on offer as for mainstream children.

What we'll deliver:

  • Improved Mental Health in Children/Teens with SEND
  • Inclusive Dance and Yoga Activities
  • Friendships & Improved Physical Health
  • Fully Qualified Industry Leading Teachers

Why it's a great idea:

Our project is an inclusive family SEND festival, but it doesn't only benefit the SEND community. It will also offer benefits to their friends and family as they get the opportunity to explore dance and yoga with them in an inclusive and non-judgemental environment where everyone is welcome. This festival will also aim to break down barriers for SEND children and raise much-needed awareness around the different types of special educational needs and disabilities. And the issues that these young children face and conquer every day. Our project will be a place for SEND children and their families to make new friends and create additional support bubbles. This will help with inclusion, mental health and overall support for children and parents/guardians. But most importantly this project will allow SEND children to have fun, be free and express themselves through dance and yoga.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hire the Studios
  • Book Professional Dance & Yoga Instructors
  • Book Guest Lecturers
  • Contact SEND Schools and Advertise

Location Guildford

About the space

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Guildford Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,975

Marketing - £1,500 (38%)
Equipment & Props - £500 (13%)
Administration - £405 (10%)
Project Management - £405 (10%)
Dance Instructors - £180 (5%)
Yoga Instructors - £180 (5%)
Follow Up - £150 (4%)
Guest Lecture - £150 (4%)
Studio Hire - £140 (4%)
Festival Assistants - £90 (2%)
Other - £275 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Equipment & Props
Project Management
Dance Instructors
Yoga Instructors
Follow Up
Guest Lecture
Studio Hire
Festival Assistants
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

Total £3,975

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