Toucan for Children CIO provides a play therapy service for families of children aged 4  to 13 living in Gloucestershire. Focussed on early intervention for families from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds with limited resources, Toucan works with children experiencing a wide range of traumas. By working with families to address children’s emotional problems at an early age, the charity aims to prevent mental health crises in adolescence and to improve family and wider community relationships. The charity was awarded a Major Grant of £100,000 for 22% of their core running costs over 3-years to employ a Centre Manager and sustain the provision of their therapy service.

Two individuals playing with toy aeroplanes