First grants awarded

The quadstar foundation has chosen its first two grantees, undertaking its first activities that share the founder’s passion for supporting children and young people.

quadstar supports children and young people up to 21 years old to grow up to be confident and resilient as well as to embrace opportunities and aspirations. The initial work of the foundation has been sourcing strong, new collaborators to work with in achieving these goals.

After a successful grants process, the foundation has chosen Writerz and Scribez and Juvenis to be the first recipients of grants, sharing just under £5,000. This money will be used to improve the lives of many children and young people, specifically those facing disadvantage in their lives. With these first grants quadstar has chosen to focus on enabling young people affected by homelessness to learn new skills and acquire accreditations and enabling children with low confidence to take part in arts activities that promote confidence and wellbeing.

Founder and Chair, Nick Butcher, said

“we’re incredibly proud to announce these two new partnerships. The vision behind the foundation is to support children and young people for whom a small amount of support will make a huge difference and I’m delighted we have been able to achieve this so quickly after establishing.”

The foundation’s next focus is to offer small grants directly to children and young people in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Sussex to overcome barriers to participation, gain confidence and improve wellbeing. To stay up to date on our latest news please subscribe to our newsletter.