Frances Selby at Stockton SBG has today confirmed that parents/carers can use their Short Break Grant for our activities/events.
As our activities are always exclusive, autism friendly events, and because they are social and leisure activities, then the grant can be used.
To use the grant then the normal short break grant procedure needs to be followed. The applicant needs to specify how much of their grant they wish to spend on APT activities. They don’t need to specify what APT events they will attend, just generically, like you would with SNAPS. The short break panel will then either approve this or not. If approved, the receipt that the short break team need is either a copy of the PayPal transaction or a copy the bank statement transaction (both provided by the service user). It is easy to either print off a PayPal receipt or download a PDF version of a PayPal receipt that can be emailed to them.
As a charity we are not in a position to administer the issue of receipts ourselves, however this is not an issue as per above.
We hope you’re all pleased with this news! xx