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HOW TO SUPPORT US WITH OUR MISSION
What if the parent or professional who was asking for help with a child who was challenging or struggling could access relevant helpful training and support in more timely fashion?.
The I Matter Project is in an exciting stage in its development wtih a great deal of trialling of systems having now been completed , we are now moving forward with systems and processes that are well designed to help us to meet our mission.
Our aim is to increase the accessibility of I Matter Training especially to disadvantaged groups and make the functioning of the project sustainable, healthy and outward looking with a strong commitment to quality and ensuring positive results
Through 2018 and 2019 we have done a lot of exploring about how to best reach out to the schools and families we most want to support.
One of the most successful approaches has been to offer schools and families small bursaries to offset the costs of training. With this in mind we have set up a small unincorporated association with three trustees and a separate bank account.
More recently we have also become aware that there is a community of professionals and parents who want to stay informally involved after introductory training through a membership scheme. So our idea is to tie these two options together to support our scholarship fund
If you like what we are doing and would like to offer financial support to families wanting to access support with the costs of their I Matter Training there are therefore two options
i) BECOME A FRIEND OF I MATTER - WITH A REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION CLICK HERE (open to all)
ii) DONATE TO THE I MATTER CHILD AND FAMILY BURSARY FUND CLICK HERE
Help Us Make it Easier for Families to Get Training and Support
Friends of I Matter are people who want to support us with our mission through a regular contribution to our bursary fund. We make this fund available on a monthly basis for applications from families with low incomes.
As a means of thanks we offer a termly webinar session in which we provide updates about the progress of the project
We have also combined this membership with two savings plan options that enables you to start saving up towards the cost of your next training course. The savings plan will be added to your personal account in the form of credits that can be used towards the cost of your next course when you are ready. You can then specify how much monthly contribution you wish to add to the Friends Scheme.
The I Matter Bursary Fund enables to offer bursaries and scholarships available to
i) professionals in small schools
ii) parents and carers on low incomes.
No one is offered a full bursary or scholarship, Instead we offer bursaries based on 50% or 25% of the course fees
The bursary fund is managed by a Trustee group and an unincorporated association
Thank you for your support :)
To date we have been able to support both professionals and parents with small grants from a number of supporters and doners
A regular subscription or a one off donation from you can help us to fulfill our mission
These funds all get paid into the I Matter Child and Family Bursary Scheme which is administered by our Trustees