Grant helps to transform learning

Learners on the Skills Builder programme putting the new computers to good use.
Learners on the Skills Builder programme putting the new computers to good use.

Cramlington-based charity Azure Charitable Enterprises has received a £5,000 grant from The Santander Foundation, which has allowed them to buy six new computers and a digital camera.

The equipment will be used by learners on Azure’s Skills Builder programme. Skills Builder is a programme for young people with disabilities aged between 16 and 24 who live in Northumberland.

It offers training and qualifications in English, maths, ICT, horticulture and other important life skills.

Denise Tweedy, business development manager at Azure Charitable Enterprises, said: “We are extremely grateful to The Santander Foundation for this generous grant, which will ensure our learners have the very best equipment to use whilst taking part in the programme.

“The charity’s aim is to improve the lives of people who are disabled and disadvantaged and this grant helps us on the road to achieving our mission.”

Lisa Richardson, branch manager at Santander in Blyth, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Azure Charitable Enterprises with a grant that has enabled them to purchase additional equipment for the Skills Builder programme.

“The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations to support local communities and we hope that this equipment will help young people in the community to learn new skills.”