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Peter Alan Dickson Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

The Peter Alan Dickson Foundation has today announced the recipients of its 2010 funding round.

The Foundation, set up by Charles and James Dickson in memory of their father, allocates funding to education, youth and disaster relief projects being undertaken by UK charities.

The recipients of the 2010 grants are:

Starfish Greathearts Foundation to advance their work in responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa. The grant will go towards supporting 25 children affected by HIV to return to school through provision of uniforms, shoes & stationary packs.

Huddersfield Scripture Union to support the teams of trained workers working in high schools in Kirklees to teach life skills, give classroom support, mentoring and to deliver lunch and after school groups.

Enterprise Education Trust to provide enterprise and employability programmes in London school and are delivered by business mentors, enabling young people develop key skills like innovation, creativity, and communication.

Disability Challengers giving bursaries to disabled children with disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in their play and youth schemes on a highly reduced rate or free of charge. This grant will contribute to the goals of building confidence, communication skills, self esteem and providing breaks for carers.

ChildAid to Russia and the Republics provides residential training programmes for orphans leaving institutional care in Ukraine. This grant contributes to the training programmes that provide the participating young people with intensive training, education and life skills.

Active 8 runs activity weekends for Cornwall’s teenagers with physical disabilities. This grant will provide for 3 of these days in 2011.

As part of its donor advised funds, the Peter Alan Dickson Foundation will continue to support The Puffin Magic Foundation. Puffin Magic supports James Gribble who suffered a freak spinal injury whilst travelling in Africa leaving him quadriplegic and was founded with the primary goal of supporting him through his rehabilitation

James Dickson, Founding Chairman of Trustees of the Peter Alan Dickson Foundation, was on the panel reviewing the applications: “We received a large volume of applications for the 2010 funding round from charities right across the UK undertaking meaningful projects benefitting diverse communities. The grant recipients represent some of the most inspiring and practical of these applications and we look forward to hearing of their progress in the year ahead.”

The Peter Alan Dickson Foundation will make grants in two funding rounds in 2011, the first in March. Application details can be found by visiting www,tarncourt.com and clicking the PAD Foundation link.

ENDS

For additional information please contact:
Jemina Talja
0207 009 3543
jemina@thefsi.org