The Tigers Trust have been successful in gaining a funding award from Help for Health to deliver further specialist work in Hull Secondary Schools.

 

The Tigers Trust has operated in local Hull secondary schools over the past 3 years with its successful Hub programme working with hundreds of students each year. The updated project began in September 2020 transitioning from the previous School Hub model, retaining its core aims from its predecessor by continuing to support students with the emotional and physical wellbeing. Working closely with partner schools, staff are able to establish a range of activities both targeted and general participation in nature such as mentoring, 1-2-1 support, employability work and after school extra-curricular sport.

 

The Help for Health Award is a fantastic boost for the Trust and will be pivotal in allowing the Secondary Schools wellbeing project to continue and grow, providing highly beneficial opportunities for the coming months and into the next academic year. Not only does the funding enable the Trust to further support current partner schools, but also enables the project to broaden its reach by engaging with further secondary schools across Hull and the East Riding. For students, the support given by Help for Health will enable the project to provide additional opportunities to engage with the world of work, gain additional qualifications and provide additional resources. However, most importantly it will enable the Trust to continue providing Tigers Trust staff within schools that gives another line of support for students to gain advice and guidance as and when they may need it in what continues to be very challenging times.

 

Catherine Bishop, Tigers Trust CEO said

 

 “Building on our work in the schools across the local area was part of our longer-term plans, then came the pandemic. Never before have those we support needed it like they do now and the support of Help for Health Award to ensure we continue to promote health and wellbeing in and through our work with our partner schools is hugely valued and incredibly important. On behalf of the Trust I would like to thank the Trustees of Help for Health, for their support and donation which will ensure we are able to extend what we do for more young people and their families.”

 

Andrew Milner, Chairman of Help for Health said

 

“Help for Health are delighted to be providing a grant of £20,000 to The Tigers Trust to support their great work with young people in Hull in improving their health and well-being. Many young people are facing even more challenges in their lives as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and helping them and their families to lead healthy lives, both physically and mentally is critical in helping them to have a better future.”   

 

If anyone would like to support the Tigers Trust or know more about the programme please contact Ellis Oliver by emailing [email protected]