The Great Commission Society boosted by donation from the Santander Foundation

The Great Commission Society has received £5,000 to fund a project that aims to provide help and support to vulnerable young people, improve self-esteem, and dissuade them from engaging in antisocial behaviour. Those benefiting from this project are students aged between 11 and 16 based in Liverpool. 

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

The Great Commission Society is a charity which provides free educational support to students, government organisations and the public to promote human welfare and social justice. 

The grant will allow the charity to supply six secondary school libraries with project literature and provide support materials for each student attending the programmes. It will also help fund the management, delivery and follow up of the project to Key Stage Three and Four students in Liverpool. 3,000 young people from across the area are expected to take part in this project. 

David Raby, Director at the Great Commission Society, said: “We have received so many glowing references from head teachers on how much our programme has impacted their students in a meaningful way. We are so grateful that the Santander Foundation has assisted us in reaching more young people across our nation.” 

Paul King, Branch Manager at Santander’s Liverpool branch, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. We are committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting the Great Commission Society, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

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Notes to Editors:

Leonora Burtenshaw at Santander 
Email:      Tel: 020 7756 4543

Trudi White at Great Commission Society 
Email:      Tel: 07789 007922 

About the Great Commission Society 

The Society is a global organisation that responds to a wide range of humanitarian needs, from the provision of aid to those facing natural or man-made disaster, to providing free educational support to students, government organisations and the public to promote human welfare and social justice. For more information please visit 

Santander Foundation
The Santander Foundation 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

Over the last five years, the Santander Foundation has provided £26 million in funding to 13,914 UK charities through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit:

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