I Spy has received £4,652 to fund educational materials to help protect and prevent children from bullying in Prestatyn and the surrounding areas.

The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The grant will enable the Prestatyn and District anti-bullying charity to produce banners, leaflets and wrist bands for use in schools, at festivals and council run events. It will also improve and promote the charity’s website and digital channels to help raise local awareness of bullying and provide anti-bullying strategies.

Jonathan White, Chair of I Spy said: "It's fantastic to receive this funding which will help us to achieve our objectives to educate people about bullying and ensure Prestatyn is a safe area for youngsters. I speak for the whole committee when I say how grateful we are to receive this donation which will benefit many local children."

Barry Morris, Branch Manager at Santander’s Prestatyn branch said: "The Discovery Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting I Spy and hope the donation makes a real difference to local young people."

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About I Spy Prestatyn and District

I Spy aims to coordinate systems, improve communication and educate people about bullying especially aspects such as cyber bullying, to ensure Prestatyn is a safe area for young people of all ages. The charity’s aims are to:

  • Coordinate anti-bullying procedures within all organisations who work with young people in the Prestatyn area.
  • Create clearly identified ‘Safe Havens’ within the town where young people can go if they’re worried.
  • Educate parents, carers and those who work with young people about the risks facing young people in this modern, digital age.
  • Provide opportunities for training those who work with young people in anti-bullying strategies.
  • Monitor bullying issues within our schools and community, listening to young people about their concerns and measuring our impact.

For more information please visit: www.ispyantibullying.co.uk

The Discovery Foundation
Santander funds The Discovery Foundation which is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:

  • Explorer: improving people's knowledge
  • Transformer: supporting skills and experience
  • Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges

The Discovery Foundation, which was launched on 1 March 2016, is the new working name of the Santander Foundation. Over the last five years, the Foundation has provided £25 million in funding to 12,600 UK charities and in 2016 a further £5 million will be available through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit: www.thediscoveryfoundation.org.uk

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