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Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP)

This year's Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) opens for applications on Monday 12 April 2021.

Applications will close on Friday, 11 June 2021

Anybody struggling to complete a form online can call the SEND 0-25 team for support on (01482) 394000, option 5, then option 2.

Please note: The final decision as to eligibility rests with the FASP Team.

FASP is a one-off, personal budget of up to £400 which may be available to families living in the East Riding to support a disabled child/young person whose special educational needs/disabilities (SEND) prevents them from accessing age-appropriate social and leisure activities. 

It is up to the families how the money is used but it must be used to enable their child to access age-appropriate social and leisure activities.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Freedom Activity Support Payment the child/young person must be unable to access age-appropriate social and leisure activities due to their disabilities and/or complex health needs, and be:

  • living in the East Riding
  • registered on Look Ahead
  • aged 7 and under 18 years at the time of the application
  • in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan
  • not be receiving any Local Authority specialist packages of support, for example: a social care package, overnight residential support or direct payments.

Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) Information Letter (pdf 138kb)

Payment information

The payment will be made in two installments, the first being £240, and the second payment of £160 will only be released on receipt of a completed monitoring form.

Freedom Activity Support Payment Guidance FAQ (pdf 736kb)

How to apply and further information

Download the application form, save, complete and email back to the address below:

FASP Application Form 2021-22 (word 160kb)

For further information and full eligibility criteria, please contact the Freedom Activity Support Payment Team via the contact details below:

Telephone: (01482) 394000 (choosing option 5 then option 2) 
Email:  fasp@eastriding.gov.uk