Sir Tom Hunter to give 100 young people £1,000 to be ‘disrupters’

Written by Tom Freeman on 16 March 2018 in News

The Tom Hunter Foundation is offering grants to celebrate Year of Young People.

Sir Tom Hunter - Fife College

Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter will give a grant of £1,000 to 100 young people to fund “positive disruption”, his charity has announced.

The Tom Hunter Foundation’s ‘100 Disrupters’ project is open to Scottish-based young people under 26, and marks the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

The project aims to showcase and support work by young people to improve their communities or contribute to education or health initiatives.

Entrants are encouraged to send a short video outlining their idea and ambition to make a difference through entrepreneurism, charity or culture.

Sir Tom Hunter, founder of THF, said: “We are looking to back young people with massive ambition and the courage to take that ambition on.

“Whether that’s one mighty sporting challenge, changing their communities, building the next Facebook, a nascent Rabbie Burns or promoting a charity or cause that can change the face of Scotland, we want to support their ambition.

“As a fundamental, Scotland’s young people need a voice and a channel to ensure they are the next generation of leaders and importantly, that they are not just heard but their ideas embraced.”

Organisations including the Wood Foundation’s Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, Young Scot, Prince’s Trust, Young Enterprise Scotland, StreetSoccer, Who Cares Scotland and the Children’s Parliament will encourage people to apply and help judge the entries.

Entries should be sent to disrupters@thehunterfoundation.co.uk by April 30. Winners will be informed by May 30.

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