Dedicated donor funding that transforms lives in Dorset
Find out more about some of the groups and individuals we have funded.
Christchurch Activities for Young People are an established local charity helping deprived and disadvantaged young people across Christchurch.
After achieving three A Levels including a distinction in IT, Sam was lucky to be selected to work at Microsoft UK on an 18-month apprenticeship, starting in September 2015. However, after eight months Sam decided to leave to follow his childhood dream of sailing with the hope to one day compete at the Olympics. Having […]
4 The Kids was born four years ago when a group of young mums living in the Upton estate decided to organise community activities for young people who were getting involved in minor vandalism due to lack of affordable activities.
Zoe is ranked 3rd nationally for her age group in Tetrathlon (version of the modern Pentathlon which includes swimming, fencing, combined event - running/pistol shooting).
Research shows that 60% of girls aged 12 are put off studying STEM subjects because they think they are 'too difficult to learn', while 47% thought they were a better match for boys' brains and personalities.
The internationally renowned artist and our Ambassador Stuart Semple led on a mentoring session with Wey Valley School pupils.
The funding not only helped increase self-confidence for the boys and girls from lone parent families, but also enabled the charity to provide positive role models and mentoring, therefore, potentially preventing more costly family interventions later on.
Abbi Smith is a high achiever both academically (predicted to achieve all A grades at GCSE) and at her sport, Water Polo.
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