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Peter Alan Dickson Foundation Announces 2011 Grant Recipients

LONDON, 20 June 2011

The Peter Alan Dickson Foundation has today announced the recipients of its 2011 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 2011 grants are:

Classroom in the Clouds have 8 new classrooms but no desks – we will be providing the funds to kit out the classrooms with desks that will enable the charity to provide affordable, appropriate and sustainable education for children the children of Lukla in Nepal.

British Association for Adoption & Fostering helping young children to understand and come to terms with their experiences and how they came to be in care is vital. We will be providing a grant to publish a new children’s book that will help them understand what is happening to them. This will help the 86,000 young children in care right across the UK.

The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture each year several hundred children are treated at the Medical Foundation’s London centre many have witnessed the torture of others, including their parents. We are supporting their Befreinding Project that will work with 39 young survivors.

Wilberfoss., Kexby and Newton Playing Field Association making sure that children of all abilities can enjoy sport is crucial. When small community organisations come together to do this it is amazing. However raising funds isn’t easy and so we are supporting this group in their endeavour to provide changing rooms for able and disabled children.

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.

Re:Work supporting young people to learn skills that will give them hope for a future is vital, especially in today’s economic climate. Our grant to Re:Work will use the grant for their restore project sees young people restoring old furniture which is then donated to the local community shop benefiting local residents.

Charles Dickson, a Trustee of the Peter Alan Dickson Foundation, was on the panel reviewing the applications: “Once again we had a large number of applications for funding but we are delighted to support these six very worthy causes and look forward to receiving further applications ahead of awarding our 2012 grants.”

The Peter Alan Dickson Foundation will make grants in a further funding round in November 2011. Application details can be found by visiting www,tarncourt.com and clicking the PAD Foundation link.

ENDS

For additional information please contact:
Conchita Garcia
0207 009 3543
conchita@thefsi.org