The Garfield Weston Foundation have provided a grant of £100,000, following a successful funding application, to Ravenscliffe High School to help construct the new centre at Spring Hall.
The foundation is a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, their aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.
The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.
On average, approximately 1,500 charities across the UK benefit each year from grants made by the Foundation ranging from the smallest community and volunteer projects through to large national organisations.
A representative from the Garfield Weston Foundation said “The Trustees are delighted to support Ravenscliffe with a grant of £100,000. After reading their application, and visiting the School, we were struck by the ambition and passion that the whole community has shown to make this dream a reality. They are just one of the many good causes that we support each year, and we are delighted to be supporting the School and its students. We look forward to a seeing the Ravenscliffe@SpringHall develop and flourish in the years to come.”
The grant forms part of the Foundations latest round of funding, and the Ravenscliffe community are naturally delighted with the award. Gareth Hunter, funding co-ordinator at the School, said “We were all absolutely thrilled when we found out. The grant is a huge amount of money, and will go a long way to making our dreams for Spring Hall, and our students, a reality. The Garfield Weston Foundation, and all those who have pledged their support so far, can be assured that we will be wise stewards of the their generosity and will use it to make a lasting impact to the lives of young people with disabilities in Calderdale for many years to come.”
For more information about the Garfield Weston Foundation, please visit www.garfieldweston.org