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Theresa may encourages young people to show they're 'here to help'

  • 20 Feb 2007

Today Theresa May encouraged young people in Maidenhead to apply for a Save the children ‘Here to HELP’ award, funded by British Gas. Many awards of up to £1000 and a few of up to £3000 are available for projects which improve something in the local community.

The awards are to help young people get involved in dynamic and lasting community projects. The awards have been running for nearly two years and have had a positive impact on the lives of over 10,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales. Theresa explained, ‘This is a great opportunity to improve our local area. So if you’re a young person who can think of a good project for your local area you should apply for an award.

‘Save the Children will be offering £1000 awards from projects that deal with health, education and the protection of children. And £3000 awards for projects that specifically aim to benefit the most marginalised in society, such as poor children who have less chance of living in adequate housing and getting basic services like healthcare and education.  I am sure that many young people in Maidenhead will be able to come up with wonderful proposals for these awards. Do keep me informed of your applications and their successes!’