Charity campaign set to help thousands of school children

The Star are proud to support Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids Schools Challenge as it returns on the back of over £46,000 granted to local schools during its debut campaign last year.

The Schools Challenge is a campaign aimed at giving schools across South Yorkshire grants to help funding shortfalls. The financial support assists in providing kit, equipment, and help towards larger projects that help disabled and disadvantaged children.

In 2018, the first Schools Challenge took place with 9 local schools benefitting from grants which helped to provide IT equipment, purchase kit for sports and social clubs, build a sensory garden, and create a school library, amongst a number of further projects.

The Star created the #fairfundsheffieldschools campaign after a report revealed that Sheffield schools are the lowest funded pound per pupil compared to other cities across the UK.

Allan Ogle, charity manager for Cash for Kids, who runs the project, said: “School budgets are stretched harder than they have ever been with so many schools having to sacrifice the basics whilst still being expected to deliver outstanding education. Our Schools Challenge provides a huge opportunity to tackle budget restraints and help our schools thrive.”

Schools interested in taking part have until midnight on Sunday 13th October to submit their applications. Shortlisted schools will also receive fundraising tuition as part of the project. Each school that takes part receives a grant back for every penny they raise with the school that raises the most money receiving an additional £5,000.

To apply, visit Applications must come from a valid school email address.

For more information, contact the Cash for Kids team at [email protected] or call 0114 2091100.

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