We are delighted to announce that Kidscape will receive a share of a £1.2 million funding pot from the ScottishPower Foundation, which champions benevolent work in local communities throughout the UK.
Applying to the Foundation for funding is highly competitive each year. The charities that are successful in securing funding show passion, skill and commitment to making a positive change in their communities.
The Foundation was set up in 2013 to make a positive difference to the lives of people in communities throughout the UK and this year will fund a total of 21 projects in regions the length and breadth of the country. Among this year’s beneficiaries is Kidscape which will use funds to deliver the Help with Bullying Programme in schools, communities and online in Lambeth and Westminster in London and Blaenau Gwent and Newport in Wales.
Melanie Hill, Executive Officer and Trustee at the ScottishPower Foundation, said:
“At the ScottishPower Foundation, we’re passionate about supporting causes that really make a difference for communities, and we are dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential for a brighter future. Kidscape’s Help with Bullying Programme achieves this by empowering children and families who are experiencing bullying, and building their confidence. We are delighted to support them in tackling this important issue”.
“We recognise that now, more than ever, people are relying on charities and their services and we’re very proud to support these efforts in such a meaningful way. We’ll continue to work closely with our charity partners to help maximise the impact of our ScottishPower Foundation funding to achieve the best possible outcomes for people and communities across the UK.”
Lauren Seager-Smith, CEO of Kidscape, said:
“We are thrilled to receive £89, 670 from the ScottishPower Foundation towards the Kidscape Help with Bullying Programme. This funding will make it possible for us to support children and families in schools and the local community with practical strategies to prevent and respond to bullying whether face to face or online, and to support children with key social skills as they transition back to school life in these challenging times. Through the funding we will also launch the new Community Leaders programme, empowering adults who work with children and young people, to create safe and inclusive communities where all children are protected from harm."
The ScottishPower Foundation was established in 2013 to make a significant and lasting contribution to society, enhancing the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. It provides funding to help support the advancement of education, environmental protection, arts and culture and citizenship. It also supports charities who aim to provide relief from poverty, disability, or other disadvantages.
Find out more on the SP Foundation website here: www.scottishpowerfoundation.com
About the ScottishPower Foundation
The ScottishPower Foundation is a registered Scottish charity (SC043862) and a company limited by guarantee (SC445116). The Foundation’s aim is to make a significant and lasting contribution to society and enhance the quality of life in local communities. It provides funding to registered charities for the following purposes: the advancement of education; the advancement of environmental protection; the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science; the prevention or relief of poverty and the relief of those in need by reason of disability or other disadvantage; the advancement of citizenship and community development.
Kidscape is the anti-bullying charity that helps. Founded in 1985 our mission is to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives. www.kidscape.org.uk
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ZAP community workshops
ZAP workshops provide young people aged 9-16 with a range of tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations. ZAP has been running for many years and is proven to significantly reduce experiences of bullying.
ZAP in Schools
The ZAP in Schools programme primarily supports children in years 5-8 with bullying awareness and practical tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations.
Delivered through a classroom based workshop.
RISE transition support
Delivered in a classroom setting, these two hour workshops help build self esteem and prepare young people for the transition of moving up to secondary school.