THE Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation has been awarded a significant grant from the Postcode Neighborhood Trust, thanks to funds raised by Postcode Lottery players.
The grant will help to support local schools in delivering the “Steps” programmes to help bring positive change to those schools.
Player funding supports organisations and projects that contribute to community development, and social improvement, enabling thousands of charities to receive essential support.
The £50,000 grant will play a significant role in taking our “Steps” programmes into schools, to support students and young learners to understand the causes and impact of conflict. We use non-formal education methods to foster critical thinking, emotional awareness, and conflict management skills. Our approach addresses issues like social isolation, promoting empathy and constructive communication in reducing conflict.
CEO Colin Parry OBE said: “We want to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery, for helping to foster positive change. This grant will help us to position our programmes to meet the challenges we are facing in our community, and thereby support schools and youth organisations in and around Warrington, and it’s all made possible thanks to player support.
Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation’s grant from Postcode Neighborhood Trust will be used to apply community-driven initiatives to benefit not only the immediate community but also contribute to broader societal improvements.
Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation was founded by Colin & Wendy Parry, the parents of 12-year-old Tim Parry who, along with 3-year-old Johnathan Ball, was tragically killed by an IRA bomb in Warrington in March 1993. The Foundation is an independent charity with no political or religious affiliations and works nationally and internationally to support those affected by terrorism and violent conflict.
For more information on the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Initiatives please visit www.timparryjohnathanballfoundation.org.uk or call 01925 581231