Disadvantaged children across Surrey and East Hampshire will be given the chance to fulfil their potential thanks to a grant from Surrey Freemasons.
The generous grant of £3779 to Change of Scene will help to fund children struggling in schools to reengage with education.
Due to a wide range of complex social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties more and more children are floundering in mainstream education and so become either temporarily or permanently excluded. With one-to-one care and nurture, working with animals and horticulture, our attendees become accustomed to success rather than failure. 79% manage to return to sustainable education.
The grant from Surrey Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends from across England and Wales.
Sue Weaver, Voluntary Chief Officer at Change of Scene said:
“We are most grateful to Surrey Freemasons for their generous grant, which will help us to continue to offer our provision to children in need.”
Mark Winchester from Surrey Freemasons said:
“We are very pleased to be able to help Change of Scene who do such an outstanding job helping disadvantaged children. Currently full and with a waiting list, there is clearly an ongoing need for this provision. We are proud to support the project.”