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New craft workshop for Clydebank school after national award win

Posted in: Foundation Last updated: 01 Dec 2016

A Clydebank school will be creating a new craft workshop after winning £5,000 in a national award.

Kilpatrick School was awarded the funding by financial mutual, OneFamily, through its Foundation Community Awards. The yearly awards provide game-changing opportunities for community organisations, groups and projects across the UK.

The school supports young people with additional support for learning needs to develop skills for life and work through its World of Work programme. Pupils run a weekly café and shop at Kilpatrick School and they have the opportunity to go to craft and media workshops.

The funding will be used to start the Making Together Craft Workshop in a community centre in Dalmuir. Young people will be able to meet up with their friends and enjoy a variety of craft activities including felting, jewellery making, and card making

Kilpatrick School was nominated for a Community Award by Michael O’Connor, a OneFamily customer and educational psychologist. Kilpatrick School was one of 41 organisations presented with an award in the latest round.

Linda Murray, social enterprise teacher at Kilpatrick School, said:

“The funding is a dream come true for everyone involved in the workshop. We’re thrilled to have won the Foundation Community Award and want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us – the money will make a big difference to the lives of our young people”

Karl Elliott, marketing director at OneFamily, said:

“The Making Together Craft Workshop will be a really valuable resource for the local community, so it’s fantastic to be able to kick-start the project with this funding.

“Our Community Awards go right to the heart of what being part of a mutual society is all about, directly benefitting our customers and the causes closest to their hearts.

“The next round of Community Awards is set to launch in Autumn 2017 and we’d encourage our West Dunbartonshire-based customers to get involved and nominate a cause that’s important to them.”

Through its Foundation, OneFamily redistributes a proportion of its profits back to its customers, to help them to help their families, their communities and those they care about most.  In 2016, an estimated 100,000 people directly benefitted from the Foundation Community Awards.

Over a period of five years, OneFamily aspires to make £5 million available through its Foundation, helping to improve the lives of its customers, their families and communities.

For more information please visit: https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/