From a café set up to create a safe and supportive atmosphere for dementia sufferers and their families, to a school cheerleading club to promote fun health and fitness, philanthropy, The Hunter Foundation (“THF”) has awarded 113 grants of £1000 to youngster disrupters in Scotland to support their ambitious ideas.
Launched in May this year as part of the Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP2018.scot) celebrations, THF’s ‘100 Disrupters’ competition was set up to award 100 grants of £1000 to individuals or groups who are positively disrupting Scotland.
Sir Tom Hunter, founder of THF, was so impressed by the caliber of entrants, however, that he has awarded 113 grants to young people, aged from as young as six-years-old, to support their ambition.
Ideas which are awarded grants range from a project to clean up Dumbarton, to S1 pupils in Aberdeen organizing life skills workshops to promote confidence and teamwork. The youngest applicant, at six-years-old, applied for funding to produce an old family recipe, and an 11-year-old from Moray asked for a grant to help arrange day trips for families in financial hardship.Commenting Sir Tom Hunter, founder of THF said;
“We were very impressed by the many brilliant initiatives entered by young people in Scotland, and we are delighted to have awarded more than 100 grants which will help them to embrace their ideas.
“As our next generation of leaders, the ambitions of young people of Scotland need to be welcomed, and it was so positive to read all of the fantastic ideas that we were sent. We were encouraged to read that many of the ideas were to help and support others in need, and we are delighted to have provided them with grants to realise their ambitions.”From the ‘100 Disrupters’ competition, THF will build a content rich platform to showcase all 100 ambitions and ensure all of Scotland can witness those ambitions.THF partnered with a range of organisations to encourage young people to apply and to judge the winning entries, including Young Scot, Prince’s Trust, Young Enterprise Scotland, StreetSoccer, Who Cares Scotland and the Children’s Parliament.
For more information please visit: www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk